In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the TRUMPET shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1 Corinthians 15:52

ORLANDO HADDOCK is a seasoned professional in the world of music, celebrated for his mastery as a lead trumpet player and soloist, which he has honed over more than a decade of dedicated performance. With a rich and diverse background, Orlando has graced stages around the globe, showcasing his talent and passion for music.

Most notably, Orlando recently completed a successful tour overseas as the lead trumpet player for a show band aboard a prestigious cruise ship, captivating audiences with his exceptional skill and artistry. Prior to this remarkable engagement, he contributed his talents to the renowned Alhambra Orchestra and served as a board member and lead trumpeter for the esteemed University of Miami Alumni Big Band.

Orlando’s musical journey has taken him across continents, with performances in Argentina, Australia, Austria, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. His experiences have not only enriched his own artistry but have also allowed him to immerse himself in diverse musical traditions, fostering a deep appreciation for global musical expression.

A native of New York City, Orlando’s musical education began at the City College of New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Under the mentorship of acclaimed bassist Ron Carter, he delved into jazz history, improvisation, and composition, while also contributing his talents to the Ron Carter Small Jazz Ensemble. Continuing his pursuit of musical excellence, Orlando pursued graduate studies in jazz studies, further refining his skills in harmony, arranging, composition, and pedagogy.

His time at Florida International University provided him with a conservatory-style environment, where he collaborated with internationally recognized performers, composers, and scholars. In the vibrant and culturally rich city of Miami, Orlando embraced opportunities to learn from award-winning artists, making significant contributions to the local music scene. His performances on Miami’s premier jazz radio station, WDNA, underscore his commitment to sharing his musical gifts with the community.

Beyond his performances on stage and in the studio, Orlando is deeply committed to inspiring and mentoring aspiring musicians. Whether through volunteering, mentoring sessions, or collaborating with local community bands, he continually seeks to uplift and empower the next generation of music leaders.

With a wealth of experience and a passion for musical excellence, Orlando Haddock stands as a true embodiment of artistic dedication and achievement in the world of music.

Because Music Education Never Ends…

In addition to completing a Master of Music at Florida International University (FIU), Mr. Haddock continues learning, researching, and studying music at a variety of institutions around the world.

Additional Music Courses Completed

Music & Social Action: A Musician’s Response To The Condition Of The World | Yale University
The Blues: Understanding & Performing An American Art Form | Eastman School of Music

The Music of the Beatles | Eastman School of Music
Jazz Improvisation | Berklee College of Music
Music Business Foundations | Berklee College of Music
Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Master of Music
Jazz & Commercial Music Performance


Florida International University Arts, Sciences & EducationMaster of Science
Higher Education Administration


The City College of New YorkBachelors of Fine Arts
The City College of New York