Trumpet player Roger Ingram is noted for playing the trumpet, being an author and teaching. He wrote a trumpet textbook titled Clinical Notes on Trumpet Playing in 2008.
His love for the trumpet began when he was eight years old. His band director in high school, John Rinaldo, introduced him to Jazz, along with some of the most talented players of the time. His music career sparked when he was 16 as he went on tour with the Louie Bellson Big Band. After that, he spent a year on tour with Connie Stevens.
Roger Ingram then went on to play first trumpet with Tom Jones, the pop star, for six years. He then headed to Las Vegas for 2 years to play on the Las Vegas Strip. By the time he was 27 years of age, he had seen and experienced a great deal in the music and jazz world.
He is a trumpet player with an astounding upper register who has a natural feel for swing. He is undisputedly one of the most influential and great lead trumpet players in the history of jazz.