Fairfield U's Jazz Ensemble to host jazz trumpeter
Fairfield University's Jazz Ensemble will close its 20th anniversary season with a spring concert program featuring jazz trumpeter Marvin Stamm as a guest artist 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the school's Gonzaga Auditorium, 1073 N. Benson Road.
The program will celebrate late jazz musician Thelonius Monk on the 30th anniversary of his death, as well as late hip-hop producer and artist J Dilla, according to a university news release. The Fairfield University Gospel Choir also will perform.
Stamm, discovered by Stan Kenton while attending North Texas State University, performed with Kenton's orchestra after graduation and toured worldwide with Woody Herman before establishing himself as a jazz and studio trumpeter in New York City. He played with The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and performed with Frank Sinatra and the Benny Goodman Sextet, among others.
Stamm, also a recognized first-call studio player, has recorded with artist such as Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Michel Legrand, Lena Horne and George Benson. Stamm, who spends much of the year touring, performs and records as a soloist, with his jazz quartet, and in a duo with pianist Bill Mays.
Stamm and Mays recently formed and are touring and recording with a new group, the Inventions Trio, which includes cellist Alisa Horn. Stamm also performs with symphony orchestras throughout the country.
Tickets are $5 at the door. For details, call 203-254-4010 or visit www.quickcenter.com.