William Fluker is a Classical & Master Jazz Trumpeter who is a veteran musician with many years of experience. William is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of Arts (D.C.) with an earned certificate in classical and Jazz Studies. A native of Washington, D.C., William learned and cultivated his craft under the guidance of Mr. Lloyd Hoover, Band Director, Shaw Junior High School. He would later become that sought after Band Director and Creator of LettumPlay Urban Youth Orchestra, which was created in New Haven, Connecticut.
With Jazz Studies at New England Conservatory, University of Hartford and Howard University, William has traveled nationally and internationally with performances with Jeff Majors, Jackie Mclean Quintet, Archie Shepp Big Band, Ray Charles, and Ali Woodson of the Temptations. Wiliam also performs locally, and nationally with his wife Lisa Bellamy.
William has performed, written and produced with and for James Ingram and JeffMajors, Orquesta de Espada and the late Claudio Rodidi and Dave Valentine among other national groups. Currently he is a favored musician and Band Director with the New haven Public Schools. As the past Music Director for Yale Summer Music Academy Partnership Programs, and music teacher for the ConnCat Summer Music Program, New Haven, Ct, he continues to seek opportunities to serve the children of the community. Mr. Fluker has received the T.A.P. Award for extraordinary service as a teacher, as well as the KIDS MUSIC MAN award from the City of New Haven Board of Education. Many leaders in the community reach out to William Fluker, and Nspyre Music Group International, founded by the Flukers such as the local NAACP, The Boule, Alpha Kappa Alpha/TEO Sorrority, Ashante, and many others.