Jocelyn is one of the best known and sought-after lead trumpeters in Canada. He has gained international recognition and respect within the music industry for his lead playing, well-rounded technical abilities and musicality. Born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada, he started playing the trumpet at the age of 10. Jocelyn studied at Vanier College in Montreal, followed by McGill University to get his master’s degree in Performance. Jocelyn has accompanied many international artists on stage, such as Michel Legrand, Kenny Wheeler, Maria Schneider, Gino Vannelli, Patti Labelle, Céline Dion, Aretha Franklin, Deep Purple, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Lou Rawls, Bobby Vinton, Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, Petula Clark and Frankie Valli.
Today, Jocelyn teaches trumpet at three respected colleges in the Montreal area and McGill University. He continues to be an active member in major Montreal big bands like the Orchestre National de Jazz de Montreal, the Joe Sullivan Big Bad, the Vic Vogel Big Band, Christine Jensen Big Band, Uzeb and Altsys Jazz Orchestra. Jocelyn’s nearest and dearest projects include his Maynard Ferguson Tribute entitled “MF Project”, as well as his brass band “Funkxie Groove” composed of top-notch Montreal musicians.
Jocelyn is sponsored by Conn-Selmer, Inc.