The Zen Trumpet

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                                         E.E. Pointer

                                                “The Zen Trumpet”

         Trumpet/ Composer/Recording Artist/Clinician/ Teacher


E.E. Pointer is featured soloist in the internationally acclaimed River Cow Orchestra from Kansas City, MO. He has recently performed or recorded with the Nortons, Perfumed Nightmare, the Necessity Brass Band, the Loose Cannon Brass Band and the South Street Blues Band. Mr. Pointer performs on a custom crafted Harrelson “Summit” trumpet (LP #4, Bell #7), with a custom  5MM (modular design)mouthpiece by Jason Harrelson.


Pointer produced, composed and performed his two solo CD’s, “...Better Late, Than Never "(co-producer, Murphy Tetley)...(2004) and “Vignettes”(2007). He is currently working on a third solo CD entitled "Necessary Road".


Pointer’s Discography includes:


...Better Late, Than Never...” (2004), “Vignettes” (2007), Unreleased (2006) with Loose Cannon Brass Band , “Underpass” (2005) with Perfumed Nightmare, “Emerging”(2008), “The Tyranny and Grace of Good Socks” (2009) “Secret Sickness” (2009), “Live at the Farris” (2010), “Mother Tongue” (2011), “Go Wake The Rooster” (2011), “This Is Not a Bill” (2012), “Going Softly into The Good Night” (2013),  “Finding Water” (2014), "Waltz of Hearts" (2014), "Can't Change The Weather" (2015), "Cha Pooka" (2016) , "Too High, Too Soon" (2016), and "The Devil Inside The Box" (2016), "Ipso Facto"(2017),  "Apples and 3.14"(2017), “ Grinder” (2018), and  “Live @KKFI”  (2018),  all with the River Cow Orchestra.




E.E. Pointer was born, raised and schooled in Missouri and resides there today. His parents made his childhood years a wonderful experience for all involved. His brothers and sister are all talented artistic people who owe much to the time they spent in a loving and sharing musical home. Pointer started playing keyboards at the age of five and the trumpet at the age of ten. Before beginning a career in music education as an instrumental music teacher,(the last 24 years at Richmond (MO) High School, he had various character building work experiences, including working on a barge, working at farm labor, working as a track laborer on the railroad, sacking groceries, working in a library and working as a goldsmith. In his musical career he has played in pizza joints, art galleries, museums, churches, polka bands, big bands, Progressive Jazz groups, brass choirs, concert bands, orchestras, pit bands, jazz ensembles, brass bands, R & B groups, rock bands, funk bands, blues bands….in other words, like many other working musicians, Pointer is a trumpet player, artist, composer and teacher who is constantly looking for new musical challenges.He has raised two children (a handsome son and a beautiful daughter) of his own, found a wonderful family extension with his wife, Sally, and her two extraordinary children (a beautiful daughter and a handsome son). He and his wife, Sally, have been blessed with nine glorious grandchildren!


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                                          © E.E. Pointer 2018