Longineu W. Parsons III
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Longineu Parsons II is a classically trained trumpeter who plays in a wide variety of styles including jazz, blues, jazz fusion and classical. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and heads small independent label Tribal Records
Parsons played for Nat Adderley, Cab Calloway, Doc Severinsen, Herbie Mann, Archie Shepp Sun Ra, Branford Marsalis and many more. He appeared in the national production of Satchmo. He was a featured soloist in the Great Performances special "Three Mo' Tenors."
He is the father of professional musician Longineu W. Parsons III.
In 1999, Ubiquity Records imprint Luv N' Haight released Spaced: Collected Works 1980-1999, compiling several recordings Parsons had made since 1980.
Parsons obtained his Bachelor of Music degree at FAMU and earned a Masters in Classical Trumpet at University of Florida in Gainesville. He pursued a supplementary degree in Jazz Studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He studied composition at the doctoral level at Florida State University and is currently completing work for the PhD in Composition at the University of Florida.