internationally recognized jazz composer, arranger, and trumpet
player - has written and performed with numerous well-known artists
including Henry Mancini, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, Al Cobine, and
most recently, the Blue Wisp Big Band of John Von Ohlen in
Cincinnati. From Muncie, Indiana, Al studied trumpet with E.W.
Garrett, Inez Sargent, Max Woodbury, Clifford Lillya, and William
Adam. He received his education at the University of Michigan, Ball
State University, Indiana University, and the School of Jazz in
Lenox, Massachusetts where he studied and recorded with George
Russell and later with John Lewis. In addition to writing, Al remains
active as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the midwest.