Roger Ingram is one of the most sought after and prolific jazz lead trumpet players of our time. He grew up in Los Angeles in the 1970s and was fortunate to study, perform, and record with some of Hollywood’s most successful studio musicians of that era. Roger has participated in hundreds of recordings with some of the most well-known jazz and pop artists.
Roger toured and recorded with dozens of performers, including Maynard Ferguson, Chico O’Farrill, Arturo Sandoval, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Ray Charles, Paul Anka, and a 20 year stint with the Harry Connick, Jr. Big Band. In between tours, Roger also actively participated in commercial recordings and Broadway productions in New York City. In 2008, Roger penned the textbook, “Clinical Notes on Trumpet Playing” which has been sold in over 60 countries, and is on the required or recommended reading list for many undergraduate and graduate music programs world-wide.
In 2009 Roger was instrumental in the design of the XO Series 1600I professional Bb trumpet and has been a Jupiter Artist and Clinician ever since. A few of Roger’s notable accomplishments are the following: Roger, his XO 1600I trumpet, and the Ingram V-cup mouthpiece were inducted into Kentucky Museum’s “Instruments of American Excellence Collection”.
While home in the Chicago area, Roger is on faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, restores vintage trumpet mutes as “The Mute Meister,” gives private lessons, performs live concerts, and is often found in the recording studio.
Roger Ingram plays
Bb trumpet XO1600IL