Grant Young is a trumpet teacher at Air House. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wichita State University. He has taught privately for more than 25 years and has had students in all of the area’s honor bands: Kansas Music Educators Association all-state band, Kansas Music Educators Association all-state jazz band, Wichita Wind, Youth Symphony, and the Mid-Kansas Jazz Ensemble.
He is the leader and lead trumpeter of the Air Capital Big Band which has been featured at the River Festival and the Sedgwick County Zoo summer concert series. He heads the Latin jazz ensemble Sol Y Sombra which also has been featured at the River Festival, the Sedgwick County Zoo summer concert series, and the Bradley Fair summer concert series. He has worked several years as a jazz adjudicator and clinician at the Wichita Jazz Festival. He has played for a variety of musical groups including: Ray Charles, Ice Capades, Ringling Brother’s Circus, The Temptations, Shrine Circus, Patti Page, Music Theatre of Wichita, Marilyn May, National Pro Rodeo, and the Fabulous Flippers. He has played the last 13 years for the band Lotus, the house band at Margarita’s Cantina. Lotus was voted Wichita Eagle’s Best Live Band and Best House Band.