Results for "cornet"
At twenty-five years old, “eloquent trumpet prodigy” Mike Davis (Wall Street Journal) has a voice beyond his years on his instrument. His playing is imbued with the sounds of prohibition-era speakeasies, Hoovervilles of the depression, and glittering jazz palaces of the swing era, creating a timeless cocktail of American music. A recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Mike began his trumpet instruction at age nine with Jerry Oram in Seattle, and went on to study with Laurie Frink until her death in July of 2013. Both encouraged his interest in early jazz styles, which led to his beginning to work professionally in New York City during his college years
Guy Bettini: cornet, trumpet and flugelhorn. Swiss Italian improviser, lives for twelve years in Berlin, co-founder of the movement of the "Echtzeitmusik" and cooperates with Olaf Rupp, Peter Kowald, George Lewis, Tony Buck, Paul Lovens... member of Joelle Léandre ensemble playing at international festivals. Free-chamber music with "Margaretes Zimmer” (M.Huber Sop, D. de Bernardi db) first prize at the"Festival Infernale" HDK Berlin. 2000 he wins the support in the jazz section of the Berlin Senate. He works also with DJ Orlow and with the d&b trio the "Human Sampler". Engagement for a composition at the "Festival of jazz Chiasso in 2005
Professional artist/photographer/art teacher/jazz musician...worked in the NYC area 20 years...have lived in Maine the last 20 years...get back to NYC several times a year to shoot assignments, jam and network with friends. I teach, shoot photography professonally, and play jazz in trios and other "smallish" groupings here in Maine all year 'round ... for now... With my "old" house on the market...( see www.mainephotographics.com ... house4sale ) and the winds of change beginning to fill my "sails", I'm looking to relocate for the next 20 years for my next "re-incarnation" to....who knows where...but it will involve playing jazz and creating art ...absolutely! I'm always open to suggestions of where's the "best" place to be....
Edward Ratliff is a New York City-based composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, cornet, trombone, euphonium and accordion). He has been called "a wonderfully spunky and imperturbable trumpet player" (The New York Times) and "a fine musician who possesses a clever and crafty compositional pen" (AllAboutJazz.com).
The music he makes is inspired by a wide range of sources, including kung fu movies, jazz, boleros, cha cha and tango, the golden age of Hollywood, 18th-century Bohemian wind music, ambient grooves, Vietnamese pop music and free improvisation.
He has received numerous commissions and grants for dance and theater scores, including a commission from the American Music Center Live Music for Dance Program and several Meet the Composer Fund grants. He was an associate artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, working for three weeks with composer and saxophonist Henry Threadgill, and received an Honorable Mention in the Jazz Composers Alliance/Julius Hemphill Composition Awards. Originally from Texas, he lives in New York City where he studied music at the Mannes College of Music and film at the New School.
Ratliff and his bands have appeared at international festivals including the JVC Jazz Festival New York, MODAFE (Seoul, Korea), Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival (New York), ImPulsTanz (Vienna), SommerSzene Salzburg (Austria), the Improvisation Festival/NY, Knitting Factory "What is Jazz?" Festival, and at theaters, clubs and other venues throughout New York City, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Whitney Museum, Dance Theater Workshop, Barbès, Performance Space 122 and Dancing in the Street's "Dances at Wave Hill." His music has also been heard in a wide variety of television programs presented on HBO, Nickelodeon, the Discovery Channel, ABC Family, MTV, VH1 and more--everything from a biography of Dostoyevsky to Real Sex Xtra.
Started on tuba and string bass (still playing tuba)in 1963 Played with Italian bands and "Up with People" in Springfield MA during the late 60's. Played in the '70s with Art Hodes, Teddy Wilson and other members of the Coon Saunders Nighthawks Club in Wethersfield CT hosted by a friend to Eddie Condon, Bob Harrington. Was introduced to Gene krupa and Wild Bill Davison and others from the original Condon Mob in the mid 70's at the Stockbridge Inn in Stockbridge MA by a dear friend Frank Laidlaw who was the original cornet player with the NY Red Onions Jazz Band and who now plays marvelous clarinet/sax and was, for years) a dear friend of Wilbur, Davern, and Evan Christopher
Being pushed in a pram along the banks of La Scala in 1976 the two-year old Jacob Varmus suddenly emitted squeals and shrieks of unmasked delight. The most rapturous sounds he'd ever heard were bouncing off the plaza stone: a lone trumpeter's warming up from within open stage doors at the local opera house. Ten years later Jacob Varmus had a trumpet of his own and began winning top marks at all the California Music Educators' Association festivals for his work as soloist (Haydn's trumpet concerto and Goedicke's Concert Etude) and chamber musician. Evolving parallel to his love of music was an interest and talent in using language artistically thru poetry, critical essays, and autobiographical stories