Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Ansyn Banks is the newest member of the Jazz division at the University of Louisville. Here, he will teach Jazz trumpet, coach combos, and other courses in the jazz program. Originally from Columbus, Ohio Ansyn has performed with the legendary Hank Marr, Gene Walker and Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra. During his tenure in Indiana, Ansyn frequently performed with the Buselli-Wallerab Orchestra and quickly became a first-call musician throughout Indianapolis. In addition to the Jazz genre, Ansyn Banks has shared the stage with The Mighty Dells, The Temptations and other R&B artists.
Ansyn has a Bachelors of Music degree in music education, from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Masters of Music in Jazz studies from Indiana University, and has completed his course work toward his doctoral degree in brass pedagogy. (also at I.U.) In addition to David Baker and Bill Adam, Ansyn Banks has studied with Larry Griffin, John Rommel, Joey Tartell, Edmund Cord and Patrick Harbison.