James Haynor was born in Riverside, CA and grew up in Kenosha, WI. He received a Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Masters of Music – Applied Trumpet degree from Northwestern University – Evanston where he studied with Vincent Cichowicz.
Jim’s music career was highlighted by a 28 year stint with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra playing utility trumpet. Other playing included the Florentine Opera Company, American and Milwaukee Ballet Companies, Melody Top Summer Stock Theater, Skylight Comic Opera and backing such performers as The Moody Blues, Doc Severenson, Aretha Franklin, Glen Campbell, The King’s Singers, etc.
He also is a founding member of the Newberry Brass Quintet and played principal trumpet with the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra.
Jim currently performs as a free-lance player in the Milwaukee area and is kept busy as a writer/arranger. Jim has had many pieces published, some of which may be accessed through his website – www.jameshaynor.com