Jeremy Pelt ‘Rodin’ Roy Campbell Jr. Commission
Sep 8 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$15
As part of Festival of New Trumpet Music’s ongoing mission to support and present new music, we instituted the Roy Campbell Jr. Commissioning Program in honor of our co-founder in 2014. The program supports creation of new work in each season, inviting composer / trumpeters to think freely and boldly about contexts and environments for the trumpet in new music. In 2018 we are commissioning Jeremy Pelt for new work relating to his love for the sculptor Auguste Rodin. Past honorees have included Keyon Harrold, Marquis Hill and Igmar Thomas. Each year a composer / trumpeter is chosen by the board of FONT Music. There is no application process for this program.
Set 1 – Giveton Gelin Quintet
Giveton Gelin (tp), Immanuel Wilkins (as), Micah Thomas (p), Philip Norris (b), Kyle Benford (dr)
The Giveton Gelin Quintet is a cohesive group of musicians that takes the traditions of swing and blues and adds its own spiritual imprint. Our artistic vision is to pay tribute to our ancestors and to bring a new narrative to jazz music. We play to uplift and unify others by incorporating core human qualities into sound.
Set 2 – Jeremy Pelt – Rodin
Roy Campbell Jr. Commission
Jeremy Pelt (tp/fx), Chien Chien Lu (vib), Alex Wintz (g), Victor Gould (p), Frank LoCrasto (fender rhodes/fx), Vicente Archer (b), Allan Mednard (dr), Ismel Wignall (perc)
“My love of Paris is tied to the city’s museums. Two of my favorite museums to visit are the Musee Rodin in Paris as well as his house in Meudon. Almost instantaneously from the moment I set foot onto the property, I feel transported to a different period. I’ve developed a kinship with Rodin’s work over the course of twenty years. The music I’m presenting is my musical take on a few selected sculptures by Rodin.”