Jesse Lemons, trumpeter and educator, hails from Ypsilanti, MI. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in trumpet performance in 2020. Jesse has worked with such trumpeters as Charles Larkins of the Galliard Brass; Professor Bill Lucas, trumpet professor at U of M and third trumpet in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Robert White, trumpet professor at WMU; Dr. Scott Cowan, jazz faculty head and jazz brass instructor at WMU; and Dr. Scott Thornburg, professor of trumpet at WMU and principal trumpet with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Jesse focuses on classical trumpet playing as well as Black American Music (jazz) and shares both passions with his students. He draws inspiration from some of the greatest musical masters: Maurice Andre, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie. In his free time, Jesse likes to play video games, go on walks, play sports, and hang out with his friends.