Trumpet Lessons at Saied Music, 2921 Lakewood Village Drive NLR, AR 72116

  • All-Region & All-State Concert & Jazz Band Tryouts
  • Concert Band, Jazz Band & Solo Literature
  • College & University Auditions, Portfolio Building
  • Breathing & Timbre (Sound)
  • In-School Trumpet Sectionals
  • Improvisation Lessons

Career Highlights: Band & Classical

  • 41 years Music Professor, UA Little Rock, more than 25 courses taught
  • 1984-85, 2nd Chair Trumpet, The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
  • 1979-80, Adjunct Professor of Trumpet, Faculty Brass Quintet, University of Tennessee
  • 1969-1982, 1st Chair Trumpet, University of Tennessee Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra
  • 1972, Principal Trumpet, The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Career Highlights: Jazz & Popular Music

  • 2014-present, International Cultural Exchange Tours, ICX Jazz Ensemble
  • 2014, Inducted into The Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame
  • 1985-87, President of Arkansas Chapter National Association of Jazz Educators
  • 1970-2022 Performances with Pharoah Sanders, Alvin Batiste, Airto Moriera, Carl Fontana, Victor Wooten, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Foster, Maria Schneider, Don Menza, Frank Sinatra, Donald Brown, Art Porter Sr. & Jr., Charles Thomas, Ted Ludwig, Willie Humphrey, and many others
  • 1978-82, Mentored in Graduate School by Jazz saxophonist, teacher, & pedagogue Jerry Coker
  • 1970s Tours with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations, The O'Jays, Lou Rawls, The Spinners, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, & others