Trumpeter Jamal Kemp is a sophomore at the Eastman School of Music. He plays in the trumpet section of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. Jamal is working towards being a professional musician in New York City when he finishes school. Jamal was selected by several professors in the jazz studies department to be the 2019 Billy Strayhorn Jazz Education Scholarship Award recipient for Eastman.

We congratulate Jamal on this well deserved award and know he will make his dream of becoming a professional musician come true!