Trumpeter and Composer EDDIE JIMÉNEZ is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music where he received a Masters Degree in Orchestral Trumpet Performance and was awarded The Cecil Collins Award for Excellence in Brass Performance.
Jiménez also received a Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Performance and Composition from the University of Miami, where he was awarded Most Outstanding Music Student.
Jiménez is a busy and versatile free-lance trumpeter frequently performing with The Plano Symphony, Irving Symphony, Allen Philharmonic, Imperial Brass, The Lone Star Wind Orchestra, The Dallas Wind Symphony, and multiple Brass Ensembles and Quintets. Jimenez is a former member of The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp. and is currently a member of The Blue Devils Hall of Fame.
Jiménez often performs with some of the country’s greatest instrumentalists and singers and is often a featured soloist. Influenced as a child by the classical music his grandfather played every afternoon on his old 1950’s radio, the desire to make music has led Jiménez on a very exciting journey.
This journey includes performances in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to name a few. Jiménez has toured Europe and North America on various occasions with various musical ensembles. He often performs with various Grammy Nominated and Grammy Award winning musicians. On multiple occasions Jiménez has performed for former President of The United States, George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush.
A native of Havana Cuba, Eddie Jiménez is currently a private trumpet professor, masterclass instructor, and teaching artist in Dallas Texas. Jiménez began teaching trumpet at the age of 18 and received coaching from many great educators, including world renown cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
His principal teachers include Mark Gould (former Principal Trumpet of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Tom Smith (Fourth Trumpet of The New York Philharmonic), Vincent Penzarella (former Second Trumpet of The New York Philharmonic), and Craig Morris (International Trumpet Soloist and former Principal Trumpet of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra).