Sean Jones



Sean Jones

Trumpeter Sean Jones is also a composer, educator, and chair of the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music. He is the artistic director of both the Pittsburgh and Cleveland jazz orchestras and has performed and/or recorded with Joe Lovano, Chico O’Farrill, Jimmy Heath, Nancy Wilson, and Dianne Reeves, and with Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter in the 2011 Tribute to Miles tour. Jones holds a master’s degree from Rutgers University and was lead trumpeter with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra until 2010. He has recently released his seventh recording on Mack Avenue Records, = never before seen, and is currently a member of the SFJazz Collective.

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Berklee has named noted trumpeter Sean Jones chair of the college’s Brass Department. Jones will build on the legacy of the department and ensure that graduates have the skills to thrive in a music industry that is ever-changing. He succeeds trombonist Tom Plsek, who served as chair for 25 years. Jones is an internationally acclaimed composer and trumpeter who just released his seventh album as a leader, im•pro•vise = never before seen, on Mack Avenue Records.


Brass Dept

Whether you're into classical, jazz, or contemporary sounds, the Berklee/Boston Conservatory Brass Program is for you. Under the direction of Berklee Brass Department Chair and Grammy-nominated trumpeter Sean Jones and Boston Conservatory at Berklee's Brass Department Chair Larry Isaacson, this program will provide focused instruction in trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, and tuba to take your playing to the next level. With several tracks to choose from, this program is a perfect opportunity for students from any musical background to explore the world of brass performance.


Contemporary Studio Ensemble

This course enables students to enhance their ensemble-playing skills, deepen their knowledge of a particular style and its associated repertory, and develop their individual performance identities. Students develop their ability to create and perform music in a particular style. Working under the direction of a senior faculty member, students complete exercises that enhance their intonation, articulation, and improvisational skills in an ensemble context. Students learn to maintain stylistic integrity by developing their awareness of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic practices associated with a particular repertory