Jeremy Pelt

Jeremy Pelt 9/28/18 & 9/29/18 Salina: How did you come to play the trumpet? Jeremy Pelt: That’s a good question because what’s interesting about it is that from K through twelfth grade, I had a near perfect attendance record. I had only missed maybe about two or three times. In fourth grade, that’s when it … Read more

Jon Faddis

Jon Faddis 9/21/18 & 9/22/18 Salina: How did you come to play the trumpet? Jon Faddis:  I was about seven years old and my parents wanted to keep me off the streets. They asked me what I thought was an innocent question: “John, if you could play an instrument, which one would you choose?” I … Read more

Roy Hargrove Quintet

Roy Hargrove Quintet 6/15/18 & 6/16/18 Roy Hargrove has been one of America’s most in-demand jazz artists for over two decades. He won his first Grammy in 1998 for the album Habana with his Afro-Cuban band, Crisol. He won a second Grammy in 2002 for Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall with co-leaders Herbie Hancock and … Read more

Randy Brecker Quintet

Randy Brecker Quintet 6/1/18 & 6/2/18 Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco … Read more

Freddie Hendrix Quintet

Freddie Hendrix Quintet 5/25/18 & 5/26/18 Over the past two decades, Freddie Hendrix has become one of the most in-demand trumpeters in Jazz, and beyond. Also an accomplished composer, arranger and educator, the Teaneck, New Jersey native’s skill and versatility has resulted in him working with a wide array of performers who range from the … Read more

Marquis Hill Blacktet

Marquis Hill Blacktet 4/6/18 & 4/7/18 Marquis Hill is widely recognized as one of the most important trumpet voices of his generation and a rising star on the jazz scene. In just the past few years, he has won two prestigious competitions: the International Trumpet Guild jazz competition (2012) and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz … Read more

Wallace Roney Quintet

Wallace Roney Quintet 2/16/18 & 2/17/18 With his formative years rooted in both classical and jazz traditions, Wallace Roney was mentored by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. He went on to earn a GRAMMY® for his work on A Tribute to Miles, in collaboration with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. An … Read more