With a performing career spanning more than 25 years, British trumpeter Eddie Severn is notable in his ability to adapt to many musical styles.
From his extensive work as a lead trumpet player in the
commercial music world to his innovative performances as a soloist playing his own compositions, Eddie is equally at home playing rock, jazz and classical styles. Eddie has performed with many well-known musicians including Maria Schneider, Phil Woods Big Band, Dave Leibman Big Band, The Temptations, Kenny Rogers, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,and the English Symphony Orchestra. In addition to being the former lead trumpet player with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra for 6 years, he has also performed and recorded music for television, radio and theatre, as well as on numerous pop sessions and touring shows.
Severn composes music for his own groups and freelances as a solo performer and clinician, spending time both in Europe and the United States. As an educator, Severn has extensive experience teaching both jazz studies and trumpe. He has been on the faculty at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music in England.
Eddie holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Salford in Manchester, England and is currently Director of Jazz Studies at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania.