Jeff Jarvis

Trumpet – Jazz Camp Week 1


rumpet master Jeff Jarvis is a rock star among jazz educators and players alike. He has amazing credits as a performer, a prolific catalog as a composer, a remarkable track record as an educator, and leadership chops, as well. We’re very happy to welcome him to the SJW faculty.

Jeff serves as Director of Jazz Studies at California State University Long Beach, and frequently appears as an honors jazz band conductor, trumpet soloist, clinician and lecturer.  He’s the President of the California Alliance for Jazz — a wonderful organization that every serious jazz student should join. He has served as Vice-President of the International Association For Jazz Education and he was Music Director of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra. Jarvis was also co-owner of Kendor Music Publishing from 1985-2015. His solo recordings as a jazz trumpeter and composer have won critical acclaim and placed high on national airplay charts.

Jeff’s early career as a studio trumpeter encompasses over 100 recordings for such great artists as Lou Rawls, Michael Jackson, Melba Moore, The O’Jays and many more.  Live performance credits include Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Joe Williams, Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Henry Mancini, Slide Hampton, Kevin Mahogany, Grady Tate, Eddie Daniels, Rob McConnell, and Doc Severinsen.  As a composer and arranger, Jeff has been commissioned by many school, military, and professional musical groups, and is published by UNC Jazz Press and Kendor Music.

Jeff has over 175 works published and has co-authored The Jazz Educators Handbook with Doug Beach, The Chord Voicing Handbook with Matt Harris, and Effective Etudes For Jazz, Volumes 1 & 2 with Mike Carubia. An S.E. Shires trumpet artist, Jeff has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Indonesia.  He has been a featured guest soloist with the USAF Airmen of Note, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, US Army Jazz Ambassadors, Jazz Knights of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, Riverside Jazz Orchestra, Oslo Big Band (Norway), US Army Blues, Frank Mantooth Jazz Orchestra, Denver Symphony Orchestra, USAF Shades of Blue, USAF Commanders Jazz Band, and more.

For more info, please visit the CSULB Jazz Studies site:

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