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Department of Music
1660 Pinder Ave.
206 Foster Tanner Music Bldg.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Longineu Parsons
Associate Professor

Office Location:  414 Foster-Tanner Music Building
Phone:  850-599-8752
Email Address:  longineu.parsons@famu.edu

BS, Florida A&M University
MM, University of Florida
PHD, University of Florida

Longineu Parsons has been hailed by critics internationally as being one of the world’s finest trumpet players.  He also performs on recorders, flute, percussion and is a vocalist.  Longineu performs classical and jazz on trumpet and his compositions include orchestral works and chamber music as well as jazz and world music.  He is the protégé of the great cornetist, Nat Adderley.

Longineu has performed in some thirty countries in North, South and Central America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.  He has performed for such dignitaries as the King of Morocco, the President of Gabon, the Royal Family of the Netherlands, the President of Austria, the U.S. Ambassador to France, The Royal Family of Monaco and for UNESCO.

Longineu has performed and recorded with such greats as Cab Calloway, Nat Adderley, Cecil Taylor, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Herbie Mann, Frank Foster, Mal Waldron, Philly Joe Jones, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Sam Rivers, David Murray, Billy Harper, and many others.

Longineu has been soloist with the symphony orchestras and jazz bands internationally.  He has been a clinician at high schools and universities, most notably, the Conservatoire Nationale de France and the Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga (Colombia).