Longineu Parsons - Founder of Tribal Records

Longineu Parsons has been hailed by critics
internationally as being one of the world’s finest trumpet players.
He also performs on recorders, flute, percussion and is a vocalist.
Longineu performs classical and jazz on trumpet and his
compositions include orchestral works and chamber music as well
as jazz and world music.


He is the protégé of the great cornetist, Nat Adderley.


Longineu has performed in some thirty countries in North, South
and Central America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He
has performed for such dignitaries as the King of Morocco, the
President of Gabon, the Royal Family of the Netherlands, the
President of Austria, the U.S. Ambassador to France, The Royal
Family of Monaco and for UNESCO.

Longineu holds a BS degree in Music from Florida A&M University
and Master of Music in classical trumpet from the University of
Florida. He has also had supplementary jazz studies at the Berklee
College of Music in Boston and has extensive studies in composition
on the master’s and doctoral levels.

Longineu has performed and recorded with such greats as Cab
Calloway, Nat Adderley, Cecil Taylor, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams,
Herbie Mann, Frank Foster, Mal Waldron, Philly Joe Jones, Archie
Shepp, Sun Ra, Sam Rivers, David Murray, Billy Harper, and many


Longineu has been soloist with the Jacksonville Symphony, Palm
Beach Pops, Tallahassee Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Gainesville
Symphony and the University of South Carolina Symphony
Orchestras. He has been a clinician at high schools and universities,
most notably, the Conservatoire Nationale de France and the
Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga (Colombia).
He is currently Associate Professor of Music at Florida A&M

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