Is there a gigantic difference in playing classical music and jazz? Well, my band director asked me to play lead trumpet for my high school jazz band but then I told him that I'm more of a classical trumpet player and he told me there wasn't that much of a difference between the two other than the fact I'd have to blast more in jazz band but I think he was sort of joking around when he said that. I like trying to make my tone sound completely perfect with each note that I play and when I sat in with the jazz band one day, I noticed our best trombone player just blatting out these notes that didn't sound very good at all. I've also noticed that our current jazz trumpet players skim over notes and don't seem to be bothered when some come out wrong but I'm more of a perfectionist trumpet player and I think that would bother me a lot. I've only been playing for about a year and I used to steer away from jazz music so I'm not really knowledgable in that field. Would transitioning from principal trumpet in a symphonic orchestra to lead trumpet in jazz band be a big change? Would I have to completely change my style of playing or something?