Roger Lent

Piano, Trumpet

Roger Lent received a Bachelors degree in music from the University of North Texas and a Masters degree in music from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He has studied piano with William Daghlian, Lorrie Glaze, Edward Simon and Barry Harris. His two primary trumpet teachers were Don Jacoby and William Fielder. Roger maintains a busy schedule performing in New York city. The two projects that he has focused time on in the last few years are his jazz piano group, the Roger Lent Trio, and the Uptown Brass Quintet. Over the years, Roger has worked as both a trumpet player and pianist in great venues around the world including Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Blue Note, The Iridium, Systems Two Studio, Sear Sound and Electric Lady Studios in New York as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., ‘The Jazz Showcase’ in Chicago, ‘Ronnie Scotts’ in London, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Aspen Jazz Festival. A couple of the honors Roger received while in school include first prize in the International Trumpet Guild’s Jazz competition in 1995, held in Bloomington, Indiana and semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk Trumpet Competition in 1997, held in Washington D.C.