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|Al Naylor is the trumpet professor at Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has had a wide range of teaching experience, from teaching in public and private schools, to teaching private lessons to students that have ranged in age from 8 to 80.|
Al has been a guest artist at many schools and conducts jazz clinics throughout Iowa. While a member of the Latin Jazz group, Orquesta Alto Maiz, he recorded six CD’s, some which can be heard on iTunes. One album was a live recording from the Montreux Jazz Festival. As the guest soloist for the University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One on a European tour, he had the honor of performing in the main hall of the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Naylor has performed in a wide variety of settings, from the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, the Barnum and Bailey Circus, touring Broadway shows, to backing up Aretha Franklin, and the Temptations..
He is was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and currently works with his own jazz quartet, Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, and local big bands.
Al has shared the stage with many great jazz artists including Clark Terry, Sonny Stitt, Dick Oatts, Victor Mendoza, Jerry Niewood, Ernie Watts, Paul McKee, Bill Frisell, Ray Anderson, Brian Lynch, John Fedchock, Conrad Herwig, Wycliffe Gordon, and Steve Turre.