Assistant Professor of Trumpet, Director of Jazz Studies
Larry Jones is Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Jazz at the University of Central Arkansas. He is a member of the Arkansas and Conway Symphony Orchestras. Equally at home in both classical and jazz worlds, Larry has become a highly sought after freelance artist, soloist, and clinician. He is a founding member of Pinnacle Brass Quintet (Quintet in residence at The University of Central Arkansas). In addition to local performances, Pinnacle Brass has toured France, Austria, and China. In May of 2009, Larry was a soloist at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Harrisburg, PA. His credits include major symphony orchestras, touring Broadway productions, professional chamber ensembles, and national television commercials. A few of the individual stars he has performed with include Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Loggins, Doc Severinson, Johnny Mathis, Jerry Lewis, Robert Goulet, Wayne Newton, Leann Rimes, the Temptations and the Four Tops. Mr. Jones holds degrees in Trumpet performance from the University of Memphis and the University of North Texas. Currently, Larry can be heard on numerous commercial CD’s including the world-renowned North Texas Wind Symphony. Music on these CD’s highlight the music of Michael Daugherty, Evelyn Glenny, Paul Hindemith, and Pulitzer Prize winner George Walker.