Rolf Johnson: Trumpet and Piano lessons in Berkeley, California
Rolf graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, which he attended after having won first place in Downbeat Magazine’s annual scholarship competition. He did a stint in the Air Force with the NORAD Band in Colorado Springs, serving as musical director for the NORAD Commanders Jazz Orchestra, as featured jazz trumpet and flügelhorn soloist, and as staff arranger for both the jazz and concert bands.
Over the years, Rolf has played with musicians as diverse as Gary Burton, Les Elgart, and Little Anthony and the Imperials. Since moving to the Bay Area, he has been active in a variety of musical styles and settings, including world music, reggae, salsa and Latin jazz, Brazilian music, swing, big bands and jazz. He performs and records both as a trumpet/fluegelhorn player and as a pianist.
Rolf is a published composer and arranger of big band jazz, and has arranged for many local swing bands, salsa and Latin jazz bands, jazz bands, and big bands.
Rolf and can be reached at 510-526-9266.