With a passion for the trumpet from the age of 10, Luis Ozoria is a young and upcoming artist. A native of South Jersey, Luis grew up in Galloway, NJ and advanced his trumpet studies with Philadelphia area Freelancer David Seals before pursuing a B.M in Jazz Studies at Rowan University. Being a recipient of The Joy Solomen trumpet Scholarship and the Frances R Lox music Scholarship, Luis was provided the opportunity to study under Dr Bryan Appleby-Wineberg and Professors George Rabbai and Jonathan Barnes. During his time at Rowan, Luis served as Principal Trumpet of the Rowan University Wind Ensemble; Rowan’s Premier concert band, for four concert seasons and sat in the Solo Trumpet chair of the Rowan University Jazz Band for three seasons. Upon his graduation in 2021, Luis was announced as the recipient of the Ann B. Ward Creative Achievement in Fine and Performing Arts Award. Currently, Luis is enrolled at the Peabody Institute pursuing at graduate diploma in jazz studies under the mentorship of Sean Jones.
Aside from schooling, Luis was a member of the Philadelphia Wind Symphony from 2018-2021 and was selected to perform in the New Jersey Intercollegiate Jazz Band for both the 2018 and 2019 ensembles. Additionally, Luis was the 2019 Recipient of the New Jersey Jazz Society’s Bill Walters Scholarship and Runner up of the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival Solo Competition.
Aside from his main instructors, Luis has also studied with numerous artists such as Peter Bond, Denis DiBlasio, Daniel Monaghan, Dean Schneider, Bobby Shew, Dr William Stowman, John Swana, and Scott Wendholt.
As dedicated as he is to the performance stage, Luis also possesses a spirited disposition for education. Luis has spent three years as a marching arts instructor in the South Jersey area and held the position of Assistant Director of the Woodstown high school Marching Wolverines. He has also served as a counselor and combo instructor for the Central Pennsylvania Jazz Camp and has assisted with the Rowan Summer Jazz Camp. Luis has been invited to several local South Jersey schools as a clinician and manages his own private studio. As an educator, Luis plans to take his life experiences and apply it towards mentoring students with a passion for artistry.