Setnor School of Music
Instructor, Applied Music and Performance (Jazz Trumpet)
Trumpeter/hornist Jeff Stockham is well known to upstate New York music fans. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a veteran of the renowned Eastman Jazz Ensemble, his performance credits read like a Who's Who of the upstate New York music scene. He has performed with the Central New York Jazz Orchestra, Salt City Jazz Collective, the Stan Colella Orchestra, the Mario DeSantis Orchestra, the Balcklites, the Destination, Little Georgie & the Shufflin' Hungarians, Larry Arlotta, the Bearcat Jass Band, the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, Joe Salzano & the Blue Devils, Atlas, Gap Mangione, Danny D'Imperio's Big Band Bloviation, the Syracuse Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and many other regional mainstays.
Stockham has backed up numerous national artists, including Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Rosemary Clooney, Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban, Harry Connick Jr., Robert Goulet, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Tommy Tune, Marvin Hamlisch, Jeff Muldauer, Al Martino, Don Rickles, Jimmy Cavallo, Jerry Vale, Leslie Gore, Shari Lewis, and many others. He has been a member of the orchestra for the national touring company of Les Miserables. He has toured Europe and Africa with Chicago blues guitarist Jimmy Johnson. He is a member of "Dreaming The Duke,” a project blending jazz and classical treatments of the music of Duke Ellington, which features vocalists Nnenna Frelon and Harolyn Blackwell.
Stockham is also one of the few musicians worldwide to play jazz on French horn. He is trumpeter and French hornist in Thelonius Monk Jr.'s "Monk on Monk" big band, with which he has toured Europe, Israel, and the United States several times, and with which he has had the opportunity to perform in concert with such jazz luminaries as Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Watson, Don Braden, Howard Johnson, Ronnie Matthews, Danilo Perez, Gerri Allen, Diane Reeves, Nnenna Frelon, Jacky Terrasson, Helen Sung, James Knowles, Bobby Porcelli, Kevin Mahogany, Marcus Roberts, Willie Williams, John Fedchock, and Joe Henderson. He has also appeared in concert on trumpet in the T.S. Monk Sextet.
With the "Dreaming The Duke" Ensemble he has performed with such world-class musicians as pianist Mike Garson, sopranos Nnenna Frelon and Harolyn Blackwell, drummer Adonis Rose, saxophonist Virginia Mayhew, trombonist Andrew Hunter, and violist Ron Lawrence.
Stockham has also been a member of the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, one of the preeminent jazz ensembles in Europe. The personnel included such celebrated musicians as Lew Soloff, Howard Johnson, Joe Magnarelli, Alex Sipiagin, Dave Bargeron, Scott Robinson, Gary Smulyan, Chris Hunter, Sal Giorgianni, Luciano Biondini, and Tanya Darby.
As a charter member of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra, Stockham has performed over the last 17 years with a host of top jazz artists, including Clark Terry, Rob McConnell, Phil Woods, Eddie Daniels, Howard Johnson, Houston Person, Marcus Printup, Wallace Roney, Joe Locke, Bill Dobbins, Jimmy Heath, Claudio Roditi, Al Vizzutti, Dan Miller, Byron Stripling, Michael Phillip Mossman, Bob Berg, Antonio Hart, Bob Mintzer, Gary Smulyan, Rufus Reid, Michael Davis, Slide Hampton, Kevin Mahogany, Diane Schuur, and many others.