Jeff Stockham

Jeff Stockham
Jeff Stockham

Lecturer in Music (Jazz Trumpet)

Schambach Center 210

A veteran of the renowned Eastman Jazz Ensemble, multi-instrumentalist Jeff Stockham is one of the few musicians worldwide to play jazz on both French horn and trumpet. One of Upstate New York’s first-call freelance trumpeters, he is a charter member of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra and has performed and recorded with many regional musical mainstays, including the Salt City Jazz Collective, the Stan Colella Orchestra, Little Georgie & the Shufflin’ Hungarians, and the Bearcat Jass Band.

Stockham has backed up numerous national acts, including Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Rosemary Clooney, Aretha Franklin, and Harry Connick Jr., He has toured with the national company of Les Miserables, Chicago blues guitarist Jimmy Johnson, Thelonius Monk Jr.’s Monk on Monk big band, and the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band.

Stockham is leader and solo E-flat cornetist of the award-winning Excelsior Cornet Band, a recreated Civil War brass band. He also is solo E-flat cornetist of the 47th Pennsylvania Regimental Band, President Lincoln’s Own Band, which appeared in the Steven Spielberg film Lincoln, and in the Federal City Brass Band, which appeared in the Netflix series House of Cards. Stockham was an historical consultant on several films, including Cold Mountain.

Besides teaching at Hamilton, Stockham is instructor of jazz trumpet at LeMoyne College and Colgate University. He is visiting lecturer of trumpet at Cornell University, and instructor of French horn and jazz trumpet at Syracuse University. He is an avid collector of antique instruments, with more than 200 in his collection. 

Educational Background

Bachelor of Music, Performance, French Horn, Syracuse University, 1980

Master of Music, Performance, French Horn, with the Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music, 1982

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