Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Erick Jovel is an active freelance musician with versatility ranging from orchestral to jazz and other commercial music. Erick is second trumpet with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and principal trumpet of Downey Symphony. He has also performed with orchestra such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, Pacific Palisades Symphony, Los Angeles Valley Symphony, Glendale Philharmonic, Riverside Philharmonic, Culver City Chamber Orchestra, Culver City Symphony, Marina Del Rey Symphony, Centerstage Opera, Pacific Opera Project and several Musical Theatre companies. He has also worked on various TV and Motion Picture Soundtracks such as Disney's Encanto and Disney Pixar's Lightyear. Erick has performed as featured soloist for The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Capitol Ensemble, Corona Symphony, Masters University Wind Ensemble, Symphony Irvine, UCLA Philharmonia and UCLA Wind Ensembles. He also performs with various international latin artist such as Andy Montañez, Tony Vega, Yari Moré, Jungle Fire, Sonora Dinamita, Sonora Caliente and Orquesta Tabaco y Ron. Erick has participated in the Banff All Star Brass Festival where he performed with world class musicians: Jens Lindemann, Ryan Anthony, Marty Hackleman, Mark Gould, Phil Snedicor, Alain Trudel, Alstair Kay and Pat Sheridan. Erick earned a Bachelor degree in Music Performance from CSUN under the mentorship of David Washburn and a Master of Music Degree from UCLA under the mentorship of Jens Lindemann. Erick is completed his Doctoral of Musical Arts at USC's Thornton School of Music under the mentorship of Thomas Hooten.
Dr. Erick Jovel serves as Professor of Trumpet at California State University Northridge. Erick also teaches at Pasadena Conservatory of Music and serves as chair of the World Music Department.