Jack Wengrosky

Teaching Assistant, University of Miami
Former Lead Trumpet, U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors
Enlisted Band Leader, Maryland Defense Force
Freelance Lead Trumpet

XO Artist Since: 2013
Music Genre(s): Blues, Classical, Latin, R&B, Studio/Session


Favorite Band(s): Count Basie
Favorite Venue(s): Kennedy Center
Who are your strongest influences?: Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Severinsen, Don Jacoby

Jack Wengrosky is currently earning a DMA in Studio Trumpet performance at the University of Miami and is a Henry Mancini Fellow and a teaching assistant in Professor Brian Lynch’s studio. As a freelance musician and former 1st trumpet, soloist and clinician from the US Army’s premier touring big band, The Jazz Ambassadors, Master Sergeant, (ret) Jack Wengrosky has toured 49 states and 18 countries over a 21 year career playing well over 2000 concerts and hundreds of high school and college clinics. While with the band, he has made appearances with 7 major symphonies including Baltimore, Cincinnati, and the Boston Pops and performed for the last 5 Presidents of the United States, the Queen of England, and numerous TV and radio appearances. In 2009 he performed with Jon Faddis and Herbie Hancock at the Kennedy Center Honors, and two concerts at Carnegie Hall in 1995 and 2001. Jack received his MM at the University of North Texas where he was lead trumpet in the Grammy nominated One O’clock Lab band and received a BA in Business and Music at Elmhurst College. His teachers include Bobby Shew, Brian Lynch, Don Jacoby, Arnold Jacobs, Doug Beach, Keith Johnson, Rich Corpolongo, and Joe Gaylord. Jack has 25 CDs to his credit as well as having performed as lead trumpet for Barry Manilow, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Take 6, Diane Schurr, Doc Severinsen, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Williams and many more. Jack has been an instructor at Northwestern HS, Frisco ISD, and Loyola Blakefield Academy and was the enlisted bandleader (SGM) of the Maryland Defense Force Band.