ROY CAMPBELL, JR. (trumpeter, flugelhorn player, pocket trumpeter, flutist; composer, arranger,
bandleader, educator, writer, and actor) was born in Los Angeles in 1952 and grew up in New York. His
musical journey began as a child with piano lessons, initially inspired by his father, whose trumpet was
the first one he used. By the time he entered high school, young Roy was playing flute, recorder, and
violin, and he began studying trumpet as a high~school senior.
As a young fan, Roy met Lee Morgan at the Bronxwood Inn in the late '6O's, and in 1971 Roy began
participating in Jazzmobile workshops, working with jazz masters Kenny Dorham, Howard McGhee, and
Lee Morgan, as well as with Howard McGhee and Joe Newman in Jazz Interactions workshops