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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Legendary Longineu Parsons

Legendary Longineu Parsons is a classically trained trumpeter who plays in a wide variety of styles including jazz, blues, jazz fusion and classical. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and heads small independent label Tribal Records. Parsons played for Nat Adderley, Cab Calloway, Doc Severinsen, Herbie Mann, Archie Shepp Sun Ra, Branford Marsalis and many more. He appeared in the national production of Satchmo. He was a featured soloist in the Great Performances special “Three Mo’ Tenors.” He will join in The Ecosound Ensemble featuring Michael Rothenberg and Bob Malone at the festival on April 14.