David Jumper, Director of The Scranton Summer Music Institute at The Ritz Theater, is currently the Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Mr. Jumper has performed throughout the United States and Europe and recorded on several albums for a variety of artists. Recently, he has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival, the MNOP Festival in Perigueux, France, as well as venues through Italy, England and Germany. At Marywood University, Jumper teaches the trumpet studio as well coordinates the jazz department. David performs with his New Orleans style brass band (Voodoo BBQ Brass Band), The Northeast PA Repertoire Orchestra (NPRO), Phil Woods Big Band, and freelances with numerous bands and orchestras throughout the region.Jumper’s students have attended undergraduate and graduate school across the country, and have performed in the National Trumpet Competition, the ITG Solo Competition, as well as All-Eastern and All-State ensembles. He currently resides in Kingston, PA.