Les Rogers

Composer, Bandleader, & Trumpeter

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Les earned his Masters Degree in music from the Manhattan School of Music (Class of 1999), having studied, performed, and written musical works that range from contemporary classical to jazz.

Recent Original Compositions

Les recently recorded & co-produced his debut jazz album, “Nu.mer.als” (September, 2016). As a bandleader he had a successful residency at The 33 Lounge in Brooklyn, NY for most of 2016 as well as performing at the Renaissance Hotel Lounge in Midtown Manhattan.

Jazz Festivals

Les opened up for the “Yellow Jackets” while working with guitarist Jean Chardavoine (Festival International de Jazz de Port- au-Prince, 2015).

Musical Theatre

Lead trumpet on Once Upon a Mattress (Abrons Arts Center, NYC, 2016 starring Jackie Hoffman). Trumpet w Josh Grisetti (Feinstein’s Below 54, 2015) Lead trumpet (regular sub) on Cabaret (Studio 54, NYC, starring Allan Cumings, 2014).

Live Major T.V. & Radio Broadcasts

Danny Aeillo “The Morning Show” (WPIX, NYC, 2008),“Good Day New York” (Fox 2010), and The Artie Lange Show (2013).

Music Arranging & Transcribing

Transcriptions for Don Byron, Savion Glover, Danny Aeillo, and by the Duke Ellington Band (Birdland). Arrangements for James Zollar’s album, “It’s All Good People.” in 2013.

Compositions for June Cross, Series Executive Producer for The Faith Project to create music for the PBS documentary “This Far By Faith” in 2003.

Discography

2016

Les Rogers’ “Nu.mer.als”

2011

Danny Aeillo, “My Christmas Song For You”

2011

Laurent Medelgi, “Smalls, Live In The Village”

2008

Swingadellic, “AJ and the Mooche”

2007

Swingadellic, “Another Monday Night”

2007

Laurent Medelgi, “Diverses”

2005

Swingadellic, “Big Band Blues”

Composer & trumpeter Les Rogers recently recorded & co-produced his debut jazz album, “Nu.mer.als” (September, 2016).  As a bandleader he’s had a successful residencies at The 33 Lounge in Brooklyn, NY and the Renaissance Hotel Lounge in Midtown Manhattan.

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