Jeff Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis

BMHOF Class of 2003

Amherst Records artist, Jeff Jarvis has distinguished himself as a multi-faceted music industry professional. His solo recordings as a jazz trumpeter and composer have placed high on national airplay charts and have won him critical acclaim. Jeff's early career as a studio trumpeter encompasses over 100 albums for such names as Lou Rawls, Melba Moore and Michael Jackson. Live performance credits include Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Joe Lovano, Henry Mancini, Slide Hampton, Kevin Mahogany, Grady Tate, Rob McConnell and Doc Severinsen. Jeff is frequently commissioned to compose for various school, military and professional musical groups. He is a contributing editor for The Instrumentalist, in addition to writing for other music trade journals such as Flute Talk, Band and Orchestra Product News and Jazz Educators Journal. Jarvis has co-authored The Jazz Educators Handbook with Doug Beach and a jazz piano book with Matt Harris entitled The Chord Voicing Handbook. A Yamaha trumpet artist, Jeff has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Indonesia. He has most recently been featured with the USAP Airmen of Note, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, US Army Jazz Ambassadors, Jazz Knights of the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, Riverside Jazz Orchestra, Oslo Big Band (Norway), US Army Blues, Frank Mantooth Jazz Orchestra, Denver Symphony Orchestra, USAF Shades of Blue and more. Jeff is on the adjunct faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In high demand as an honors jazz band conductor, clinician and lecturer, Jeff presents workshops for jazz educators and students of all ages. He is the music director of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra, serves on the board of directors for American Jazz Venues and is a former Vice-President of the International Association for Jazz Education. Jeff is CEO of Kendor Music, Inc., the first educational music publisher to provide jazz charts written especially for students. 

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