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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Longineu Parsons

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 and performs regularly with pianist, Nat Adderley Jr.

Longineu is founder and president of Tribal Records and he has produce and engineered recordings from traditional to modern jazz as well as classical, R&B and world music. Longineu’s musical history is very stylistically inclusive as is represented in his various musical projects. 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 holds a BS degree in Music from Florida A&M University and Master of Music in classical trumpet from the University of Florida. He has also had supplementary jazz studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and holds a Ph.D in Composition from the University of Florida. He is currently Professor of Trumpet and Composition at Florida A&M University and President of Tribal Records, Inc. Longineau will be appearing at Word of South as part of the tribute to Nat and Cannonball Adderley.