Mike Steinel - Jazz Artist/Educator

Mike Steinel is a jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator. He was a member of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies faculty from 1987 to 2019. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble (Volumes 1 and 2), and Building A Jazz Vocabulary. His latest release is: Song and Dance: The Mike Steinel Quintet featuring Rosana Eckert (Origin Records).

"Welcome: This website is a way for me to share some of my music and my thoughts about jazz education. There are audio clips and videos that you might enjoy. Check them out, if you have a moment.

I have been teaching jazz for 39 years, trying to play it for a bit longer, and during that time I've had many opportunities to make music with some truly wonderful musicians; some that are famous and some that are not. I have also been blessed to work with hundreds if not thousands of terrific students. Each experience has helped become a better player and a better teacher and it seems like I discover something new each day. It's an exciting time for jazz music and jazz education, albeit a bit confusing.

This site is a work in progress, so check back periodically, to see what's cookin'. Also, don’t hesitate to use the contact page to reach out." - Mike