Kevin Karabell

Kevin Karabell, a Venezuelan-American trumpeter, is the Principal Trumpet of the Jacksonville Symphony. He is an adjunct professor of trumpet at Jacksonville University and University of North Florida. Kevin Karabell is a Yamaha performing artist. Mr. Karabell has also performed as principal trumpet of the Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Symphony and the New York City Ballet. In 2017, Mr. Karabell … Read More

Aaron Norlund

Aaron Norlund is thrilled to join the Jacksonville Symphony as Acting Second Trumpet for the 2022-23 season. He has led a diverse freelance career in the Atlanta metro area, performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Chattanooga Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, and numerous other regional groups. Aaron was a Fellow with the New World Symphony from 2015-2018. While orchestral playing … Read More

Michael Harper

What do you want patrons of the Symphony to know about you? I grew up listening to trumpet recordings of Håkan Hardenberger, Wynton Marsalis, Herb Alpert, Al Hirt, Rafael Mendéz, Maurice André, and Miles Davis. My dad is a huge fan of the trumpet and would always play these recordings around the house. As a child in Philadelphia, he had … Read More