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Kerry Moffit

I am a native of Flint, Michigan and attended the Charles Stewart Mott Community College, Michigan State University, and the "School of Hard Knocks". I have performed with the "Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus", two New York based national touring companies performing "My One and Only" and "Anything Goes", the "Great American Music Ensemble", and numerous jazz artists including Bobby Shew, the New York Voices, Chuck Mangione, Clark Terry, Pete Christleib, Louis Bellson, Arturo Sandoval and many others. I have also performed with a variety of ensembles at the Northsea (The Hague, Holland), Montreaux (Switzerland), and Montreaux Detroit Jazz Festivals. As a band leader, I co-led the "Dave Huber - Kerry Moffit Quintet" and the "Capital Jazz Society" big band

Album

A Fresh Perspective

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: West 67th Street; Sunday Morning; A Fresh Perspective; Everything I’ve Got; Stardust; El Otono; Blue Skies; Tea for Two; When Sunny Gets Blue; Party on Park.

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Kerry Moffit: What Goes Around Comes Around

Read "What Goes Around Comes Around" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Kerry Moffit's reputation in trumpet circles preceded him long before this recording. Like so many “you ought to hear this guy" types, one discounts friendships, hangs, boosters, and all the rest. Moffit, however, is “as advertised." There are quite a few people with underground reputations. Moffit's should be above ground. Listening to him, you might think, ...

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Kerry Moffit: What Goes Around Comes Around

Read "What Goes Around Comes Around" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


The karmic reference of the subtitle of this recording gives the impression that there's a surprise lurking somewhere in trumpeter/composer/arranger Kerry Moffit's jazz bag of tricks. The album, Moffit's first release after his spending decades starring in a U.S. Air Force band, is a superb presentation of jazz classics and originals. With this fine offering the ...

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Ian Charleton Big Band: A Fresh Perspective

Read "A Fresh Perspective" reviewed by Jack Bowers


After earning a master's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, saxophonist Ian Charleton thought it might be a good idea to join a service band for a short time. He wound up in the Navy and, as of 2020, had spent two decades leading, playing in, touring the world and writing for ...

Album

What Goes Around Comes Around

Label: Turning Circles Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: This I Dig of You; Just a Few; Free for All; Katrina Ballerina; Life, Love, Loss ... Mvt. 2, Suite Lier; 10-4 Jam; M.L.; But Beautiful.


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