Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Trumpet
FIU University Brass Choir & FIU Studio Jazz Big Band Ensemble Director
Office Location: 144B
Omar Lateef is a retired bandleader for Carnival Corporation, home of the world’s largest cruise line. He has also been a featured guest artist with the Rostov Russian International Jazz Festival, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Ensemble, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and has performed alongside well-known artists including Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Belgrave, Arturo Sandoval, Jon Faddis, James Carter, and Kathleen Battle to name a select few.
Omar is a graduate of both Yale University (’05) and The Juilliard School (’03), having received BA and MA degrees from both institutions respectively. He currently resides in Daytona Beach, FL with his wife Barbara and his son, Joshua Caleb.