Student 2021 Class > Marisa Webster
Marisa Webster, a native of Orange Park, Florida a suburb outside of Jacksonville, is a trumpeter, composer, arranger, entrepreneur, and music educator. Ever since beginning the trumpet in the seventh-grade, music has been a passion in her life. she is a graduate of the prestigious Douglas Anderson School of the arts, as well as a graduate of The Florida State University. Marisa is currently attending Temple University in pursuit of her master’s degree in Jazz performance. And studying under the acclaimed trumpeter, Terell Stafford.
In 2018 Marisa joined the Mica Bethea Big Band, a phenomenal group based in Jacksonville, Fl. Along with that, she has had the great opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, the Savannah Heritage “Future of Jazz” Festival, the Lavilla Jazz Festival, The Northeast Florida Jazz Society reception, the Midwest Clinic, and the Jacksonville Festival.
Marisa is an alumnus of the 2019 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program. An international jazz residency that features performances and compositions by the next generation of jazz greats. The performances take place at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center.
Marisa has also participated in the Woodshed Network. An organization founded by Dee Dee and Tulani Bridgewater, created to educate and empower women in jazz on the ins and outs of the music business.
Marisa has had the opportunity to perform and study with various artist, including Teddy Adams, John Lumpkin, Marcus Printup, Mica Bethea, Alphonso Horne, Marcus Roberts, Ron Blake, Victor Provost, Ulysses Owens Jr., Dion Parson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Peter Martin, Jason Moran, Greg Hutchinson, Rodney Jordan, Leon Anderson, and Jason Hainsworth.