The Festival of New Trumpet Music
Sep 12 - Sep 27, 2009
The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music) was founded in 2003 by two of the most innovative and acclaimed trumpeter/composers active today: Roy Campbell, Jr. and Dave Douglas (2005 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient). Trumpeter, educator Jon Nelson joined for one season as co-curator in 2004. For the 2008 Festival Douglas once again proudly collaborates with a new team of curators including cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum, and trumpeter/composer Jeremy Pelt. The curators seek to promote the creation of avant-garde, adventurous, and experimental music, featuring an international lineup of trumpeters representing the worlds of jazz, new music, free form, hip-hop, rock, improvisational, classical, and more. This climate of autonomy and inclusion results in a number of extraordinary performances, often uniting different communities in a way that is all too rare in contemporary music.
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