Cecil Bridgewater - Trumpeter, Educator, Composer, Arranger, Producer

Ron and Cecil
Cecil and Ron Bridgewater @ "Boomers" abt. 1973

Cecil's career as professional trumpeter, composer, producer, educator, bandleader, arranger and sideman has spanned 5 decades! He has performed and recorded with such musical luminaries as: Horace Silver, Max Roach, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Lena Horne, Frank Foster, McCoy Tyner, Randy Weston, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Dee Dee Bridgewater to name a few.
As an instructor/professor, he has shared his many years of experience with students at:
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Manhattan School of Music
William Paterson University
Jazzmobile Workshop
Queens College
City College
as well as many clinics and workshops around the world!


Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Count Basie Orchestra
Frank Foster's Loud Minority
Grover Mithcell's Big Band
Illinois Jacquette Big Band
Muhaul Richard Abrams
James "Jabbo" Ware, Me, We and Them Orchestra

Horace Silver Quintet
Max Roach Quartet and Double Quartet
Frank Foster Quintet
Jimmy Heath Quintet
Joe Henderson's Sextet
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Bridgewater Brothers

Lena Horne, The Lady and Her Music
Black and Blue
Two Gentlemen of Verona