Meet the Musicians

Larry Jess

Principal Trumpet
Johnston-Fix Chair

Larry Jess

biography

Larry Jess, Principal Trumpet of the Spokane Symphony since 1975, is a founding member of the Spokane Jazz Society and performs with the Spokane Falls Brass Band, Cathedral Brass, Clarion, and Brass Works. He has toured with Gunther Schuller's New England Ragtime Ensemble. Larry enjoys a busy private teaching practice.

About Larry Jess:

With the Symphony since:  started in 1969 as 3rd Trumpet for 2 years. Have been Principal Trumpet since 1975.

Hometown:  Spokane, Washington

Schools attended:  Eastern Washington University (BA Degree in Trumpet Performance)

I first started to play music when:  in 5th grade.

Musical aspirations:  To be a musician that can play multiple styles of music.

Favorite Composers:  Not one favorite, but if I must: Mahler

Favorite works featuring my instrument:  Mahler

Hobbies:  Gardening, wine, family, travel.

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