A versatile performer on the modern trumpet, Baroque trumpet, and Renaissance cornetto, Jason Dovel joined the University of Kentucky School of Music faculty in 2013. At UK, he teaches applied trumpet lessons, directs the trumpet ensemble, and serves as principal trumpet of the Faculty Brass Quintet. Prior to his appointment at UK, he taught at the University of North Texas, North Central Texas College, and Northeastern State University.
His debut solo CD, Lost Trumpet Treasures, was released in 2014 by Mark Records, collaborating with pianist Edward Neeman. The International Trumpet Guild Journal (March 2015) reviewer wrote, “On every track, Dovel’s and Neeman’s nuanced, stylistic interpretations and technical mastery are on full display.”
Dovel has published journal articles in the Music Educators Journal, International Trumpet Guild Journal, The Instrumentalist, and the Journal of the Art College of Inner Mongolia University in China and his compositions and arrangements are available through Prestissimo Press, Hickman Music Editions, and the Baroque Trumpet Shop. His most recent writing project includes serving as editor of The Big Book of Sight-Reading Duets for Trumpet, published by Mountain Peak Music in 2015.
Jason Dovel is grateful for the tutelage of many wonderful teachers, including Keith Johnson, George Novak, Charles Saenz, James Kluesner, Charlie Geyer, Barbara Butler, Barry Bauguess (Baroque trumpet), and Bruce Dickey (cornetto).