Native New Orleans trumpeter,composer,educator,actor. Jamil Sharif began playing music at the age of 14. Much of his influence came from his Father, the Late World Renowned Trumpeter Emery Humphrey Thompson (Umar Sharif).
His musical training began in New Orleans, Louisiana under the instruction of George Jansen, one of New Orleans finest music educators who was a former trumpeter with the New Orleans Symphony. Jansen is known for coaching such musical giants as Wynton Marsalis and Terence Blanchard.