NEW YORK’S Trumpet Lady and Billboard Chart Topper prepares for New Music and Documentary Entitled Blow Yo Horn; Making Music in Man’s World. NEW YORK, NY- One of the greatest trumpet players in music has just bedazzled her entire trumpet in ten thousand three hundred Swarozski Crystals in preparation for her fifth solo album entitled Taking It Back which is slated to be released Fall 2021. Music fans have been singing praises of Syreeta Thompson for over a decade. Thompson’s “Winner and “Evolution of a Winner” both debuted #1 in both jazz and gospel charts. Syreeta is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and she holds a Masters Degree from NYU in film scoring, jazz composition and arranging. She also has skillfully written six music curriculums for the East Orange School Districts and is a Master Music Educator with the New Jersey Education Association. In addition, to preparing for a new music release; Syreeta currently serves as a committee member/Gala chair for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Young Patrons. Syreeta is often a red carpet guest with in the Lincoln Center Community Galas as well as Hype Magazine Events. Amongst, Thompson’s other projects she remains focused on paying it forward to the next generation of female musicians with a documentary entitled Blow Yo Horn; Making Music In a Man’s World that’s currently in production. Blow Yo Horn; Making Music In a Man’s World profiles female musicians, music producers, instrumentalist and song writers who have yet to have commercial success.


At Age 12, Syreeta Thompson knew the trumpet was the instrument for her. It was the loudest in the band, a way to be heard far above the noise of Chicago's busy streets. Her career has taken her around the world and to the top of the Billboard charts, but it's also taught her a lesson: No matter how hard they blow, or how brilliantly they strum, women still struggle to make noise int he music industry.  

At this critical moment, as the nation examines gender equality in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and beyond. Blow Yo Horn is turning up the volume on women in music. Women hold 17% of the top jobs in music, and they represent less than a fifth of all artists working in the business.  

In our documentary film, you will meet some remarkable female talents like me (Syreeta), striving to shatter the sound barrier and make it big. 



Featuring: VidieWilliams Bassist & Syreeta Thompson Trumpet Lady



Award winning filmmaker/director/producer/musician MARTIN SHORE started his career as a musician. Mr. Shore has toured with Bo Diddley, Albert Collins, Bluesman Willie, and many others. He has produced soundtracks and has acted as music supervisor for a number of feature films, including SAW, SAW II, RIZE, and ROCK SCHOOL, among others. He has been a music producer for a variety of artists, including Snoop Dogg, G- Eazy, Yo Gotti, Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones, North Mississippi Allstars, and many others. 

As a feature film producer, Shore’s films have been featured in many international film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance, South By Southwest, Raindance, and the Los Angeles Film Festival. A partial list of his credits as film producer include: HOOD OF HORROR (2006), starring Snoop Dogg); Michael Cuesta’s TELL TALE (2009), starring Josh Lucas and Lena Headey, and produced with Ridley and Tony Scott; Julie Delpy’s THE COUNTESS (2009), starring Delpy and William Hurt; 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS (2010), and DARK TIDE (2012), starring Halle Berry. 

As a producer to GRAMMY nominated recordings Mr. Shore has toured most recently with Cody Dickinson and his band Hill Country Revue, and five National TAKE ME TO THE RIVER LIVE! tours featuring William Bell, Bobby Rush, and Charlie Musselwhite and others. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Sciences (Grammy Awards) and the Producers Guild of America. 

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER (2014), Mr. Shore's debut film as a director, won the Audience Award at SXSW, Best Film at Raindance London, and numerous other awards (8 other festivals around the world). 

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER NEW ORLEANS, the follow up to the acclaimed film, will premiere in 2021. 

He is the founder of the Take Me to the River Education Initiative, a non profit 501c3, that provides common core curriculum in both history and social studies, and is part of the permanent curriculum in schools across the country including New York City public schools, with a mission to bring art, culture, and music back into public schools. Their education partner is the Berklee College of Music. With The New School in NYC Mr. Shore has recently built and taught a college accredited course that began in the fall of 2018. 

Mr. Shore has been a guest lecturer at colleges across the country and did a residency at the Berklee College of Music campus in Valencia Spain. 

His second directorial effort MAD HANNANS (2018), recently won Best Documentary at the Manchester Film Festival and other awards.