Prof. of Trumpet and Jazz, Oklahoma State University
Principal Trumpet, Lexington (KY) Philharmonic Orchestra
Jonathan Martin has had a diverse career as a professional trumpeter and teacher. He began his career as a cornet soloist with the U.S.A.F. “Band of the West” and continued by earning his Doctorate in Trumpet Performance from the University of Iowa. Dr. Martin has been teaching for the past sixteen years at the university level and is currently Prof. Of Trumpet and Jazz at Oklahoma State University. Throughout his traching career he has performed in brass quintets, jazz ensembles and orchestras. Dr. Martin’s credits include a number of recordings including a world premier of “Concerto for Two Trumpets and Timpani” by Arnold Rosner and his own jazz quartet CD "Standard Jazz". Jonathan has been a member of the following orchestras: Quad Cities Symphony, IA, Lake Forrest Symphony, IL, Owensboro Symphony, KY, Lexington Philharmonic, KY, Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra, KY and has performed with such diverse groups/performers as: The Nashville Symphony, Bob Hope, Aretha Franklin, Jim Nabors, Bobby Shew, Dudley Moore, Linda Ronstadt, Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Mathis, The Big Band of Chicago, Lou Rawls, Tom Scott, Dionne Warwick, The Barret Deems Jazz Orchestra, The Chicago Sinfonetta, The Asbury Brass Quintet, the San Antonio Symphony, the San Antonio Brass, and a number of Broadway shows.