Edwin P. Severn


Eddie Severn
Associate Professor

DMA, University of Salford, Manchester, England

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With a performing career spanning more than 30 years, British born trumpeter Eddie Severn is notable in his ability to adapt to many musical styles.

From his extensive work as a lead trumpet player in the commercial music world to his innovative performances as a soloist playing his own compositions, Eddie is equally at home playing pop, latin, jazz and classical styles. Eddie has performed with many well-known musicians including Maria Schneider, Benny Golson, Phil Woods Big Band, Dave Leibman Big Band, The Temptations, Kenny Rogers, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Four Freshmen, and the English Symphony Orchestra. In addition to being the former lead trumpet player with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra for 6 years, he has also performed and recorded music for television, radio and theatre, as well as on numerous pop sessions and touring broadway shows.

Severn composes music for his own groups and freelances as a solo performer and clinician, spending time both in Europe and the United States. As an educator, Severn has extensive experience directing big bands and teaching both jazz studies and trumpet. He has been on the faculty at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music in England as well as a regular visiting artist at Penn State University.

Eddie holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Salford in Manchester, England.