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Roger Ingram, musician, educator and author, is one of the most sought after and prolific jazz lead trumpet players of our time, with more than thirty-eight years of professional experience to his credit. Well known for his dynamic sound and solid upper register, as well as his hard driving sense of swing, Roger's musical legacy is embodied by his respect and regard for artistic integrity. Ingram's definitive voice and performance mastery undoubtedly place him among the lineage of great lead trumpeters in the history of jazz music.

Roger began playing the trumpet in 1965 at the age of eight. He was fortunate to grow up in Los Angeles, and become associated with some of the finest Hollywood trumpet players of the time. Many of these introductions came through his association with the band director at Eagle Rock High School. In addition to being an inspiring high school band director, John Rinaldo was also a gifted and working trumpet player on the LA scene. Through Mr. Rinaldo, Roger was able to meet and study with Laroon Holt and Bobby Shew. Other teachers he studied with include Bud Brisbois, Mannie Klein, Roy Stevens, Bobby Findley, Carmine Caruso, Reynold Schilke, James Stamp, Uan Rasey, Mel Broils, and Dan Jacobs.

John Rinaldo spearheaded one of the most fertile and successful high school jazz programs in the country. From that jazz program came such great musicians as drummers Carlos Vega and Sam Wiley, bassists Scott Colley and David Stone, guitarist Larry Koonse, and saxophonists Doug Rinaldo, Brian Mitchell, and Gary Hypes. Also from that program emerged trombonists Arturo Velasco and Luis Bonilla, pianist Guy Steiner, and trumpeters Bobby Muzingo and Buddy Gordon.

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Credentials/Background Roger has been dedicated to music education for decades and has been on faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University since 2004. Many of Roger’s students have gone on to become very successful performers throughout the music industry. Ingram is credited as a private instructor and has also presented hundreds of clinics and masterclasses at schools and universities around the world.

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Album For Pete's Ache by Pete Ellman

For Pete's Ache

One Too Tree Records

Album Midnight Stroll by Joshua Jern

Midnight Stroll

Self Produced

Album You Must Believe In Spring by Josie Falbo

You Must Believe In...

Southport Records

Album Skylark by Roger Ingram


One Too Tree

A Night in Tunisia

A Night in Tunisia

Roger Ingram
You Must Believe In Spring

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