James Gardiner brings some special memories centre stage with Sault Symphony Orchestra.
Panel on the modern brass field was moderated by Richard Kessler, Dean of Mannes The New School. It included Raymond Mase, Stephanie Richards, Dave Douglas, Igmar Thomas, and Riley Mulherkar.
Also, The American Brass Quintet performed as part of the vespers service at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan.
New School alumni concert (attended by trumpet prof. Jimmy Owens) with round robin improvisation, organized by Aaron Shragge. It was a dream team!
The American Brass Quintet and The Practical Trumpet Society played a mixed program of new music from John Zorn and Stephanie Richards, as well as pieces by Gunther Schuller and David Sampson. Astounding sound in the Mannes Auditorium.
iBeam hosted this series of emerging players. We enjoyed hearing Victor Haskins, Jonathan Saraga, and Jackie Coleman, who played the music of Bill Chase.
Igmar Thomas, winner of the first Roy Campbell, Jr. Commissioning Grant!
Riley Mulherkar, winner of the Laurie Frink Career Grant, played with two groups: The Westerlies and his own quartet.
Then John McNeil took the stage with his quartet featuring Ethan Iverson.
Wonderful night to celebrate the legacy of former board member Laurie Frink.