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February 22, 2016

“The Creative Imperative & FONT Music” By Dave Douglas

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Dave Douglas speaking at 2016 Jazz Connect Conference

Last month on January 14th, FONT Music Founder and President, Dave Douglas spoke at The Jazz Connect Conference on the founding and meaning behind The Festival of New Trumpet Music and the importance of encouraging creativity within our community. If you weren’t fortunate enough to attend, here is his transcript:


The Creative Imperative and FONT Music
(Talk originally given on January 14th, 2016 at The Jazz Connect Conference in New York City)
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February 5, 2016

Catching Up with FONT Music Alum: David Smith

David-Smith-sofa We are delighted to present a very insightful chat with NYC based trumpeter, David Smith. A heavy presence on the NYC creative music and jazz scene, David is the whole package – composer, band leader, educator, performer, father, husband and all around great guy!  It’s a pleasure to dig into some heavy subjects with him on the trumpet, NYC’s current scene, recording and life – be sure to check out his group at ShapeShifter Lab on February 9th!  Read More

December 11, 2015

Three Sets Featuring Three FONT Music Alums – Dec. 15th!

While NYC is chock full of countless great jazz events every night, it’s not every night you get three sets of three great trumpeters in one place (outside of the actual Festival we put on every September!).  But next Tuesday, Dec 15, at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn will be JUST that – and even better, all three trumpeters are FONT Music Alums!  Nadje Noordhuis (Four Time FONT Music performer, FONT Music Commission Awardee (2009) and Current Board Member), Josh Deutsch (FONT 2011/2012) and Riley Mulherkar (FONT 2013/2014 & 2014 and Laurie Frink Career Grant Recipient).Read More

December 3, 2015

We have much to be thankful for…

jazz_nov15_1We have much to be thankful for…

after an amazing festival in September which included 9 venues, 23 trumpeters, 14 bands, 4 new pieces of music, and over 500 people in attendance.  On this “Giving Tuesday” we humbly ask if you have a little more “Give” left in you to consider donating to FONT Music.  All proceeds go towards supporting new music by a diverse community of trumpet and brass players, and the presentation of their work to the public.

Thanks for all the love, support and music you all have given and supported,
We can’t wait to experience more with you all!

November 18, 2015

Dave Douglas Live Recording at The Jazz Standard – Nov 19-22

If you haven’t heard yet – FONT Music’s President, Dave
Douglas, is embarking on a what will likely be a historic 4 day, 8 set LIVE recording with his most recent Quintet Dave Live Recording(with Jon Irabagon, Matt Mitchell, Linda Oh and Rudy Royston) at The Jazz Standard in New York City, starting tomorrow November 19th until Sunday November 22nd.  They are fresh off a three continent tour with over four albums of Douglas’ music all memorized!  This will truly be a run you won’t want to miss.Read More

October 12, 2015

John Raymond & Pablo Masis – Interview Spotlight

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John Raymond
and Pablo Masis both moved to New York City in 2009 – since then they’ve spent a lot of their time creating a career in the ever evolving jazz world here.  They will be sharing the stage this Wednesday October 17th at Cornelia Street Cafe starting at 8pm with their respective bands.  Pablo will bring his quintet with a new set of music inspired by his residency in Kabul, Afghanistan and John Raymond will bring a new quartet featuring the music from his latest record “Foreign Territory”.  In preparation for what will be a great night of music, Benje Daneman of The FONT Music Team, sat down with John and Pablo to talk about the night at Cornelia Street, their adjustment to the music scene in NYC and their personal music:


Interested in listening to the recording of this interview? Here it is! 

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October 11, 2015

FONT Music 2015 – THANK YOU!

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On behalf of ALL of The FONT Music Team we THANK YOU…
Please stay tuned for many pictures and videos taken throughout the festival as we unveil them over the next few months on our blog and social media. Enjoy a sneak peek below of some of the highlights of the festival.

Thank you again for all that attended and all that supported through social media shout outs, donations and words of encouragement.  We couldn’t do it without you!

We welcome any and all feedback to how we can improve and grow FONT Music for next year – we’d love to hear from you!

Much Trumpet Love,
The FONT Music Team
Dave Douglas, Stephanie Richards, Aaron Shragge, Susan Ryan & Benje Daneman

September 22, 2015

FONT ’15 Preview – Sept. 29, 2015 – Eddie Henderson Panel, Award Ceremony & Concert

Tuesday, September 29th


  eddiehendersonn_wide-4eb67b2858a603ad4093a209f6e6fb9dd47773d4-s800-c85On our final day of FONT Music 2015, join us as The New School as we’ll be honoring and featuring a living trumpet and musical legend of our time, Dr. Eddie Henderson.  Please join us for what we are sure will be a truly special evening.


7pm – Panel Discussion About Eddie’s Work and Life
The New School
55 West 13th St. New York, NY
Hirshorn Suite, 2nd fl.

Panel:
Eddie Henderson, Randy Brecker, Marquis Hill, Dave Douglas

Panel Moderator:
David Adler


8pm Eddie Henderson Concert & Award Ceremony
55 West 13th St. New York, NY 

Arnhold Hall, 2nd fl.

The Eddie Henderson Quartet
Eddie Henderson – Trumpet
George Cables – Piano
Doug Weiss – Bass
Billy Drummond – Drums

With Special Guests: 
Marquis Hill, Randy Brecker and Dave Douglas
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Buy Tickets to Dr. Eddie Henderson Concert & Award Ceremony:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2125781

Full Festival Pass ($100 all ticketed events & VIP Reception):
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2125774

September 21, 2015

FONT ’15 Preview – Sept. 28, 2015 – Eddie Henderson Masterclass & Visionaries (Night 2)

Monday, September 28, 2015

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Public Master Class – Eddie Henderson
The New School
(55 West 13th Street  New York, NY)
FREE

 


7-10pm
“Visionaries – Night 2″
Downtown Music Gallery
(13 Monroe St, New York, NY)
$10

Curator:
Nate Wooley

nate wooleyFrom the Curator:
 

“The term “visionary” comes with a lot of baggage. Who is to say
which ways of thinking will prove to be visionary and which will be well intentioned ideas that never quite make it. For that very reason there are many that don’t take the opportunity to find their own musical and aesthetic limits, whether it is with the idea of staking a claim as a “visionary” or not. The three trumpet players I chose for this series are the ones that are taking the chance and are heavily engaged in an attempt to push beyond the already possible systems of playing to form a new one that is best suited to who they are and what they think.”

Buy Tickets to “Visionaries – Night 2”:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2044087

Full Festival Pass ($100 all ticketed events & VIP Reception):
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2125774


7 pm
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Jaimie Branch – trumpet
Anthony Pirog – guitar
Jason Nazary – drums


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8pm

Joe Moffett – Solo trumpet

Joe’s Website:
http://moffjazz.tumblr.com


Joe’s FONT Blog Feature:
https://fontmusic.org/2015/09/catching-up-with-font-music-2015-artist-joe-moffett/


9pm
Brandon Lewis – trumpet
Ben Carr – bass
Kevin Theodore – keyboard
David Frazier Jr. – drums

Brandon’s Website:
http://brandonlewistrials.com/

September 20, 2015

FONT ’15 Preview – Sept. 27, 2015 – Jonathon Powell, Blast of Brass & Visionaries (Night 1)

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Five Bands,
Three Venues,
One Day


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The Jonathan Powell
Latin Jazz Sextet

The Blue Note
(131 W 3rd St, New York, NY)
$35
(Includes brunch & drink)


Music performed by:

Jonathan Powell – Trumpet
Louis Fouché – alto sax
Manuel Valera – piano
Ricky Rodriguez – bass
Henry Cole – drums
Mauricio Herrera – percussion
& Special Guest Jeremy Powell – tenor sax

j powell 1About The Jonathan Powell Latin Jazz Sextet:
The Festival of New Trumpet (FONT Music) and The Blue Note (NYC) present the debut of
Jonathan Powell’s new Latin Jazz Sextet featuring some of the brightest talent on the NYC Latin Music scene. Jonathan has been a mainstay of the New York Latin music scene since 2001 playing regularly with the ensembles of Eddie Palmieri, Arturo O’Farrill, Gregorio Uribe, Pedro Giraudo and many others.

What They Say About Jonathan Powell:
“Powell’s crackling range and the electricity of his imagination reminded me of the first time I heard Lee Morgan and Clifford Brown. His voice is his own.”
– Nat Hentoff, Jazz Times

Buy Tickets to “Jonathan Powell Latin Jazz Sextet”:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2068275

Full Festival Pass ($100 all ticketed events & VIP Reception):
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2125774

Jonathan Powell’s Website:
http://www.jonathanpowell.net

FONT Music Blog Feature on Jonathan Powell:
https://fontmusic.org/2015/09/catching-up-with-font-music-2015-artist-jonathan-powell


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2 & 3pm
Blast of Brass
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
(145 Brooklyn Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
Free

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About Blast of Brass:

Jazz trumpeter and educator
Jesse Neuman presents a concert for the whole family. Learn about (and try out!) trumpets, trombones, tubas, and other instruments of the brass family. See how serious science meets serious swing, as the musicians perform and explain several styles of brass influence music, and give kids ages 5 to 12 an up close listen to these joyous instruments.

Music Performed By:
Aaron Shragge – Trumpet
Rob Jost – French Horn
Jesse Neuman – Baritone
Brian Adler – percussion

Jesse Neuman & Blast of Brass’ Website:
http://jesseneumaninfo.weebly.com/

FONT Music Blog Feature on Jesse & Blast of Brass:
https://fontmusic.org/2015/08/catching-up-with-font-music-2015-artist-jesse-neuman-blast-of-brass


7-10pm
“Visionaries – Night 1”
Downtown Music Gallery
(13 Monroe St, New York, NY)
$10

©ErikaKapin_Aaron_Shragge_2014_06_06-90corr2-300x205Curator:
Aaron Shragge

From the Curator:
Aaron Shragge
“The term ‘visionary’ can be a difficult to define. For that reason I think it’s all the more important to search deeply and find a way to actualize its essence. The artists that I’ve chosen for this series are all wonderful examples of the unity and diversity of the trumpet. I feel they have each committed themselves to the visionary path by continuing to search for their own unique musical voice without being swayed by convention or novelty.”

Buy Tickets to “Visionaries – Night 1”:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2018937

Full Festival Pass ($100 all ticketed events & VIP Reception):
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2125774

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7pm
Chad McCullough/Dan Cray Duo
Chad McCullough – Trumpet
Dan Cray – Keyboard

Chad’s Website:
http://chadmccullough.com/
Chad’s FONT Blog Feature:
https://fontmusic.org/2015/08/catching-up-with-font-music-2015-artist-chad-mccullough/

John Blevins


8pm
John Blevins & MATTERHORN
John Blevins – Trumpet, Compositions
Jeff McLaughlin – Guitar
Marty Kenney – Bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell – Drums

John’s Website:
http://www.johnblevinsmusic.com/


9pm
Leo Hardman-Hill Group
Leo Hardman-Hill – Trumpet
Katherine McShane – Cello
Zoe Christiansen – Accordion
Dennis Zurilovitch – Tenor Saxophone