The bright vivacious sound of the trumpet has long been featured in the art of jazz. From Louis Armstrong to Dizzy Gillespie to Herb Alpert, our very own trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling will lead the Columbus Jazz Orchestra in an assortment of works embellishing this classic instrument. Joining the stage will be Cleveland Jazz Orchestra artistic director and trumpeter/composer/educator Sean Jones with his own interpretation of the legacy of Miles Davis.
Sean Jones is a Warren, Ohio native who heard, sang, and played music in church from an early age. He started playing trumpet in the fifth grade, was turned on to jazz through Miles Davis' Kind of Blue and performed both gospel and classical music while in high school. Versed in numerous musical idioms, Sean received his bachelor of music degree from Youngtown State University and his master's degree from Rutgers University. He spent most of the last decade as lead trumpeter of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in New York, returning to his northeast Ohio home in 2009 to succeed former teacher Jack Schantz as head of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Sean is a professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he also is artistic director of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. He is also Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Oberlin College. He has worked with many jazz masters including Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, Jon Faddis, the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, and the Illinois Jacquet Big Band. He has released six recordings for the Detroit label Mack Avenue Records: Eternal Journey, Gemini, Roots, Kaleidoscope, The Search Within, and the latest, No Need for Words.
Single tickets are on sale now for $52 (main floor), $46 (first balcony – loge), $41 (first balcony – mezzanine), and $30 (second balcony) and available through the CAPA Ticket Office at 614-469-0939 and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Student tickets are available for $15 (over 18) and $10 (under 18) with valid ID at the door. For more information call 614-294-5200 or click here.
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