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About Luis

Luis Ozoria is an award-winning trumpeter, composer, and educator based in Baltimore, MD.

A native of South Jersey, Luis grew up in Galloway and advanced his musical studies at Rowan University. During his time at Rowan, Luis was mentored by world-class educators Dr Bryan Appleby-Wineberg, Denis DiBlasio, George Rabbai, and Jonathan Barnes. Upon his graduation in 2021, Luis was awarded with the Ann B. Ward Creative Achievement in Fine and Performing Arts medallion. Luis is currently enrolled at the Peabody Institute concluding a M.M in jazz studies under the mentorship of Sean Jones.


Luis is active across the eastern shore playing all styles of music. From 2021-2023, Luis served as horn arranger for Cheers the Band, a Premier party band of the Delaware Valley. Within cheers, Luis crafted original horn arrangements to promote a unique musical experience of timeless popular songs and top 40 hits. Through Cheers, Luis has had the opportunity to perform at the Delaware Museum of Art, Hard Rock Casino AC, Xfinity Live Sports Bar Philadelphia, and Golden Nugget Casino AC.


Aside from popular music, Luis is also a founding member of the Cortina brass quintet. The Cortina brass quintet is a Baltimore city-based group with the goal of introducing American music to foreign nations. The quintet also works to collaborate with artists of other countries to share their culture’s artistic influences to communities within the United States. Luis also serves as the music coordinator for the Fran Vielma Jazz Orchestra. The Fran Vielma Jazz Orchestra works to promote the music of contemporary Pan-American artists and establish and inform a community within the DMV.


United by their enrollment at Rowan University, Matthew Kaefer, Luis Ozoria, and Thomas Reilly established the Lateral Jawn trio. The Lateral Jawn trio became the premiere ensemble for organizations such as the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Rising: The Campaign for Rowan University, and has performed for events hosted by companies such as Marlin Capital Solutions, and the non-profit Student Working Professionals. Lateral Jawn has expanded its group to accomplish various projects and most recently hosted their "Lateral Jawn Live'' series on YouTube during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Luis’s newest project, the Candor quintet, features all original music composed by Luis with the intent to reflect on experiences that have shaped his disposition. Luis formed the candor quintet to explore the truth within music, the hearts of the group, and the current state of the world.


As dedicated as he is to the performance, Luis also possesses a spirited disposition for education. Luis held the position of Assistant Director of the Woodstown high school Marching Wolverines. He has also served as a counselor and a combo instructor for the Central Pennsylvania Jazz Camp and has assisted with the Rowan Summer Jazz Camp. Luis has been invited to several public 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.

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