Jeff Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis has distinguished himself as a trumpeter, composer, jazz educator, and music publisher. He serves as Director of Jazz Studies at the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University Long Beach, and frequently appears as an honors jazz band conductor, trumpet soloist, clinician and lecturer. Jeff is the President of the California Alliance for Jazz, has served as Vice-President of the International Association For Jazz Education and was Music Director of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra. Jarvis was also co-owner of Kendor Music Publishing from 1985-2015.

His solo recordings as a jazz trumpeter and composer have won critical acclaim and placed high on national air play charts. Jeff’s early career as a studio trumpeter encompasses over 100 recordings for such names as Lou Rawls, Michael Jackson, Melba Moore, The O’Jays and many more. Live performance credits include Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Joe Williams, Benny Golson, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Henry Mancini, Slide Hampton, Kevin Mahogany, Grady Tate, Eddie Daniels, Rob McConnell, and Doc Severinsen. As a composer and arranger, Jeff composes commissioned music for school, military and professional musical groups and is published by UNC Jazz Press and Kendor Music. Jarvis has over 175 works published and has co-authored The Jazz Educators Handbook with Doug Beach, The Chord Voicing Handbook with Matt Harris entitled, and Effective Etudes For Jazz, Volumes 1 & 2 with Mike Carubia.

An S.E. Shires trumpet artist, Jeff has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Indonesia. He has been a featured guest soloist with the USAF 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, USAF Commanders Jazz Band and more.