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About Lloyd Chisholm

Lloyd Chisholm
Lloyd Chisholm
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Redmond, WA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Trumpet
Education: Life Experiences, having Studied, Played and Recorded with many of Jazz Greats for over 3 decades and Has taught Jazz Improv on a University level on all instruments.
Performance Experience: International Jazz Recording Artist, having played Major Jazz Venues and Festivals all over the World. From" Jazz At Lincoln Center" Doha,Qatar, Blues Alley Wash.DC., The Blue Note NYC., Universal Studios Orlando, to the Istanbul Jazz Festival. Was a featured Soloist with an Ellington All-Star Big Band plus Choir of Ellington Sacred Music for PBS from the Cathedral at Yale Univ.
Teaching Experience: Full Time Jazz Improv Teacher on a University level Internationally. at the Hartford Conservatory in CT aswell as Artist in Residence at Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Teaching Philosophy: I try to motivate my students to realize that instrumental techniques are merely tools to be used to create something Beautiful. I want them to love playing music, and in turn bring that passion into their playing. I also feel the Problem Solving Skills one develops from learning how to play music are priceless. and can help the student in any field of future endeavor.

Get to know Lloyd Chisholm

Lloyd Chisholm’s musical story started in the Baltimore-Washington DC area, where he was born, grew up and started a career which in time carried him to many concerts, festivals, and Televised performances all over the World, During this outstanding journey, Lloyd found the opportunity to study and or play with Jazz legends Art Farmer, Barry Harris, Dizzy Gillespie, which expanded his musical vision by learning from these masters. He has developed on his “Hard-Bop Style”roots while working with: Nat Adderley, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Drew Jr., Curtis Fuller and Idress Sulieman, among others, for over 30 years.   

He has recorded popular Jazz albums Internationally, his last 'From The Moon" is still available on Amazon.com., iTunes etc.

Lloyd has earned quite a reputation as a Jazz Educator aswell. He designed the 2 year Course" Techniques of Improvisation, BeBop" for the Hartford Conservatory in CT. He wrote the Syllabus, all Study Materials and Texts for this Course aswell. He also was an Artist in Residence at Bilgi University in Istanbul as part of the only 4 year Jazz Degree program in Turkey at that time.
The fact that Mr Chisholm has former students playing or teaching in many prestigious Musical Organisations all over the World, says much about his teaching prowess.

When asked about his teaching and playing philosophies, Lloyd feels that one listen to an artist should answer many of those questions. Please check out this example of Lloyd Chisholm playing trumpet on an Original Composition of his called "Aydan's Day": https://youtu.be/99iJE1lejpU

Lloyd Chisholm teaches at:
16611 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
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6130 E Lake Sammamash Pkwy SE Suite E
Issaquah, WA 98029
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