Julian Quiroz is a trumpet player born in Monrovia California who has been playing trumpet for 11 years. He initially started only playing classical music, but then found his true sound in jazz when he entered high school. From then on, he has been playing both musical genres since. Quiroz’s commitment to his artistry led him to achieve a remarkable milestone during his time at San Marino High School, where he was awarded the Louis Armstrong Award. This honor recognized a student’s superior musicianship, character, and individual creativity. Quiroz’s musical journey continued at Pasadena City College. He had played in many ensembles such as orchestra, jazz combos, big band, and eventually earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Music. While at PCC, he had earned the Most Valuable Player Award for his remarkable contributions to the Big Band ensemble 2 years in a row. This award was given to him for his hard work, dedication, and leadership towards the ensemble. After graduating from PCC, he now is continuing his education at Cal State Fullerton, where he will be attending for a Bachelors in Jazz Performance.