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Haneef Nelson



Trumpet TP608, Flugelhorn FLU669 and Cornet CR611

Haneef Nelson was introduced to jazz at the young age of 13 through his father and through the Jazzmobile program. There he was taught how to play trumpet by such legendary figures as Donald Byrd and Cecil Bridgewater, but it wasn’t until he was 17 years old and met Dave Burns, an unsung trumpet legend in jazz.

Nelson attended and graduated from the Hartt School, where he studied with such luminaries as Jackie McLean, Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Chris Casey, Raymond Williams and Roger Murtha.

Haneef has shared the stage with a number of legendary players and rising stars, including, Jimmy Owens, Donald Byrd, Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Dezron Douglas, Lummie Spann, Zaccai Curtis, Luques Curtis, Ray McMorrin, Josh Evans, Josh Bruneau and many others.

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