ROY ROMAN has acquired an incredible reputation for playing in the extreme high register with uncanny power, sound and endurance second to none, with credit for developing this talent going to his mentor, Roy Stevens, and dearest friend "Cat" Anderson.
ROY ROMAN's super trumpet has appeared with the "Who's Who" of the entertainment world. Roy's hard-driving sound has propelled Bob Hope, Ethel Merman, Sammy Davis, Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, Lloyd Price, Onzy Matthews Big Band, Collective Black Artists Orchestra, Lee Morgan's Octet, Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band, the original Benny Goodman Quartet, Clark Terry's Big Band, Lionel Hamptons Big Band, Arthur Prysock, Tito Puente, Machito, Charlie Palmieri, Eddie Palmieri, Clifford Jordan, Philly Joe Jones, Stanley Cowell, Jimmy Owens, the Andrew Sisters, Newport Jazz Festival All- Stars which included Curtis Fuller, Cat Anderson, Joe Newsman Wally Davenport and ROY ROMAN's lead trumpet. Roy has done a number of extensive European tours and has been around the world. Roy has been inducted into Le Hot Jazz Club de France, #108.
Roy has appeared before Queen Elizabeth and Princess Grace of Monaco at the Sports Palace on the French Riviera, and has appeared at three presidential Inaugural Balls for three different Presidents -Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, and has received special commendations from both President Reagan and President Jimmy Carter for community service and volunteer work. Besides these fabulous credits, Roy has appeared with the New Jersey Symphony and as special guest and principal trumpet with the Ohio Symphony performing the King David Suite.
Roy's blistering trumpet takes him from Low F# to double and triple C's. These are tones that float nine ledger lines above the staff - which makes Roy much sought after for his clinics at colleges, universities and private educational groups around the country.