Guest Artists





Jeff Kidwell,
Guest Artist

Jeff Kidwell is an instructor with the University of Central Oklahoma’s School of Music in Edmond. His duties include Trombone Instructor, Trombone Ensemble Director, Instrumental Music Education Coordinator, Director of Jazz Ensembles, Assistant Director of Jazz Studies, and Assistant Director of Jazz Lab Operations.
Mr. Kidwell is a highly sought after musician/clinician who has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Pete Fountain, The Supremes, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Toby Keith, Wayne Newton, Vince Gill, Amy Grant and many others. He also performs for “Lyric Theater”, “The Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra” and “The Civilized Tribe Dixieland Band”. Jeff has also been a musician for Norwegian Cruise Lines and played for National tours of Broadway musicals such as “Wicked”, “Peter Pan”, “Spam-A-Lot”, “The Will Rogers Follies”, “The Rat Pack”, “Shrek”, ”The Adams Family”, “The Book of Mormon” and Oprah Winfrey’s “The Color Purple”. Mr. Kidwell is a top call studio musician and functions as trombonist and arranger for one of the Southwest’s top party and show bands, “Souled Out”.





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