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Roy Campbell

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: September 29, 1952 | Died: January 9, 2014    

Roy Campbell

ROY CAMPBELL, JR. (trumpeter, flugelhorn player, pocket trumpeter, flutist; composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, writer, and actor) was born in Los Angeles in 1952 and grew up in New York. His musical journey began as a child with piano lessons, initially inspired by his father, whose trumpet was the first one he used. By the time he entered high school, young Roy was playing flute, recorder, and violin, and he began studying trumpet as a high~school senior.

As a young fan, Roy met Lee Morgan at the Bronxwood Inn in the late '6O's, and in 1971 Roy began participating in Jazzmobile workshops, working with jazz masters Kenny Dorham, Howard McGhee, and Lee Morgan, as well as with Howard McGhee and Joe Newman in Jazz Interactions workshops. Later, as a trumpet major at Manhattan Community College, his professors were Leonard Goines and Dick Vance, and Roy studied music theory, arranging, and composition with Yusef Lateef, graduating in 1975 with an Associate's Degree in music....
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  • Arts Interplay

    Verve Records
    2008
  • Akhenaten Suite

    AUM Fidelity
    2008
  • Isms Out

    CIMP Records
    2005
  • Ethnic Stew And Brew

    Delmark Records
    2001
  • It's Krunch Time

    Thirsty Ear Recordings
    2001
  • New Kingdom

    Verve Records
    1992

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