Jamal Jones

Jamal J.

Philadelphia, PA
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Jamal delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

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Hello and welcome! If you are interested in starting trumpet lessons, picking up where you left off (if you took some time away from music), or advancing your skills to the intermediate/advanced level (collegiate audition prep, etc...) please join me for custom-tailored sessions to accommodate your goals! Music Composition/Arranging, Theory and Songwriting are areas that I specialize in as well. I have 18+ years of teaching experience and am currently on Faculty in the Dept. of Music at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. I truly look forward to meeting and working with you!


Professor of Music
Aug 2018 - Present
Kutztown University

Professor of Jazz & Commercial Arranging, Jazz Improvisation, Coach for Two Ensembles (Rock II & III) and Private Instructor for Music Composition

Teaching Artist
Feb 2018 - Present
The Kimmel Center

Ensemble Coach/Instructor for the Creative Music Program (CMP)'s Red Ensemble (ages 13-17); Instructor of Brass Instruments for the Mill Creek Brass Band Program (ages 9-13)

Commissioned Composer
Jan 2017 - Present
The University of the Arts

Commissioned Composer for large ensembles at The University of the Arts

Bandleader/ Composer/Arranger
Nov 2016 - Present
Jamal Jones and the Bureau of Sonic Wonderland

Bandleader, Composer/Arranger for my 18 piece original music jazz orchestra in Philadelphia. Monthly performances at the former London Grill Upstairs Performance space, Rittenhouse Soundworks, and jazz festivals throughout West Philadelphia.


Master of Music in Composition & Arranging
Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Bachelor of Music w/ Honors in Trumpet Performance
Sep 2001 - May 2005
The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA)


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Nuffic Huygens Fellowship Award
May 2008
Nuffic Huygens Foundation
CBC Spouses Award for Music Excellence
Aug 2007
CBC Spouses Foundation
Trumpet Performance Award
May 2005
The University of the Arts
Mary Louise Beitzel Award for Excellence in Jazz Studies
May 2005
The University of the Arts
Director's Award
May 2005
The University of the Arts


American Composers Forum
Jun 2009

The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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