Terell Stafford is a jazz trumpet player and current Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University. Originally a classical trumpet player, Stafford soon branched out to jazz with the University of Maryland jazz band. His career in jazz soon picked up and has played with McCoy Tyner, Christian McBride, John Clayton, Steve Turre, Dave Valentin, and Russell Malone and on stages such as Carnegie Hall and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He recently released a CD entitled New Beginnings featuring a number of other new up-and-coming musicians such as bassist Derrick Hodge.
In addition to his position at Temple, Terell Stafford has also worked with the Juilliard School’s jazz program, at the Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington program.