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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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Albums

Akhenaten Suite
Akhenaten Suite
AUM Fidelity
2008
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Arts Interplay
Arts Interplay
Verve Records
2008
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Isms Out
Isms Out
CIMP Records
2005
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It's Krunch Time
It's Krunch Time
Thirsty Ear Recordings
2001
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Ethnic Stew And Brew
Ethnic Stew And Brew
Delmark Records
2001
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New Kingdom
Verve Records
1992
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