Ken Lesight holds a B.S. Degree in Music Education From the Pennsylvania State University and a M.A. In Music From Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. Mr. Lesight Has Played First Trumpet With the U.S. Army Field Band, and was the “House” Trumpet Player in the Renowned chi chi club. Mr. Lesight Is a Veteran Trumpeter from the Bands of Les Brown, Buddy Morrow, Les and Larry Elgart, and Lee Castle. He taught in the Palm Springs at Nellie Coffman Junior High where he had one of the First great Jazz Bands at this level for 20 Years.
Mr. Lesight Has Played a Key Role in the Jazz Music Education Field in Southern California for the Past 45 Years. Over the Years, If One Were to Compile an All Star Jazz Band From Southern California, Chances Are They Would Have, at One Time or Another, Played Under Mr. Lesight’s Direction. Mr. Lesight Recently Retired From Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California Where He Served As Chairperson of the Music Department for the Past 25 Years.