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Jamil Sharif
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Native New Orleans trumpeter,composer,educator,actor.

Jamil Sharif began playing music at the age of 14. Much of his influence came from his Father, the Late World Renowned Trumpeter Emery Humphrey Thompson (Umar Sharif).

His musical training began in New Orleans, Louisiana under the instruction of George Jansen, one of New Orleans finest music educators who was a former trumpeter with the New Orleans Symphony. Jansen is known for coaching such musical giants as Wynton Marsalis and Terence Blanchard.

Jamil’s enriched training and passion led him to being accepted into one of the South’s top facilities for in-depth learning of Music theory, history and technique, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), which is known for creating some of the worlds top musicians, such as Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Terence Blanchard, and actor Wendell Pierce. At NOCCA, Jamil studied with such notables as Ellis Marsalis. After completing NOCCA, he attended Southern University of New Orleans where he continued to study with Alvin Batiste, Roger Dickerson and Edward “Kidd” Jordan.

His extensive training afforded him to be a featured soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, appeared on Aaron Neville’s Christmas Special, “Reading Rainbow” with LeVar Burton. He served as the musical director for the play “Salty Dog” which premiered in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Queens Hall. He was also the musical director for the musical review, Bourbon Street Revue, which debuted in Laughlin Nevada, at the Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino.

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