Don’t miss the last jazz set in the Living Legends of Jazz Series for 2008
Sean Jones Trumpet Showcase, 8:00 pm
April 29, 2008
Cabaret at Theater Square
$10 COVER CHARGE
APRIL 29-Sean Jones is considered to be one of the hottest, most innovative jazz musicians today. He started playing trumpet in the fifth grade, became turned on to jazz through Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue”. Jones is also inspired by the technique of Charles Fambrough, Gerald Wilson, Jon Faddis and Wynton Marsalis and Clifford Brown.
Sean is a professor at Duquesne University, has worked with the Chico O'Farrill Orchestra, Illinois Jacquet big band, the Louis Armstrong Legacy Band, Charles Fambrough, Joe Lovano, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, and performs all over the world at festivals and clubs with his own group. He is also lead trumpeter with Lincoln Jazz Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
APRIL 29-5:00 PM Session- Catch MCG’s Celebration of Pittsburgh Jazz Composers, featuring the music of Strayhorn, Jamal, Mancini and more…Backstage Bar
Presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust/Education/Community Engagement
APRIL 29-Living Legend of Jazz, saxophonist, Hosea Taylor, will sell signed copies of his book, Dirt Street, on April 29 during the evening at the Sean Jones Trumpet Showcase in the Cabaret Theater.
Hosea Taylor celebrates 65 years as a jazz musician this year. He has played with too many jazz greats to mention, and has won numerous awards for his dedication to jazz music, through performance and education. Dirt Street is an entertaining journey that leads the reader to all of Pittsburgh’s historic jazz clubs and a seat on the bandstand with all the great Pittsburgh jazz musicians, and the legends that stopped through to jam on their way to New York or Chicago.
“I can’t put the book down! I’m lovin’ it!”-Bob Studebaker, DUQ, 90.5 FM
Pick up your book on April 29 at the Cabaret, and get a chance to meet Mr. Hosea Taylor, 8:00 pm.
CASH SALE ONLY BOOK
MAY 1-Joe Harris is a jazz legend in the history of be-bop jazz. Providing the rhythm section for the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis in the 1940’s and 50’s, Mr. Harris was a part of a new movement that changed the sound of jazz forever. On May 1, Joe Harris will share his stories and experiences, his archive of pictures and memorabilia with jazz fans and musicians, and demonstrate the technique that made jazz history.
Join Mr. Harris for an evening of conversation and great music on May 1st at 6:00 pm at 709 Penn Avenue Gallery, 709 Penn Avenue, Cultural District. Refreshments will be served.
Hosted by jazz trumpeter, Sean Jones and Janis Burley Wilson, VP, Education/Community Engagement
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust