Kelly Rossum - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Kelly Rossum

Department of Music

Kelly Rossum

Associate Professor - Trumpet
Jazz Studies, Composition

Ferguson Ctr R113
(757) 594-8812


  • DMA in Trumpet Performance, University of Minnesota
  • MM in Trumpet Performance, University of North Texas
  • BM in Trumpet Performance, University of Nebraska


Jazz Studies, composition and performance.


Performance. Improvisation. Composition.


Kelly Rossum is an international trumpet artist, improviser and composer. He has performed everything from lead trumpet at New York’s famed Birdland jazz club to baroque trumpet in Bad Säckingen, Germany; and from improvised free jazz in Bangkok, Thailand to traditional Son in Santiago de Cuba.
His original compositions, incorporating improvisational and contemporary avant-garde techniques, have been commissioned, performed and recorded by individual artists and large organizations alike. He has provided original scores for both film and dance and has received support from the American Composers Forum and the Jerome Foundation.

quick edit report a problem