The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT), Roy Campbell and Dave Douglas’ nonprofit promoting all things bold and brass, is taking over Jazz Standard Oct. 1-4. This particular series pays homage to Bobby Bradford, the trumpeter, cornetist, composer, educator and avant-garde luminary known for his Mo’Tet band and his associations with Ornette Coleman and John Carter. As usual, FONT has commissioned new music, this time from Ambrose Akinmusire, who will perform an original piece dedicated to Bradford on Oct. 1. On Oct. 3 and 4 the man himself performs, along with very special guest David Murray. See below for set times and line-ups full of heavy hitters.
Also look out for Varistar on Full Bleed Music, a newly released 1999 studio recording of the Southern California-based free-improv chamber trio featuring Bradford with tuba player Tom Heasley and liquid-toned guitarist Ken Rosser.
For tickets visit jazzstandard.com.
THURSDAY, OCT 1: AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE QUARTET
plus special guest Avishai Cohen
Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet
Vijay Iyer – piano
Chris Tordini – bass
Marcus Gilmore – drums
Special Guest – Avishai Cohen
Music Charge: $25
7:30 PM | 9:30 PM
FRIDAY, OCT 2: JEREMY PELT
plus special guests Eddie Henderson and James Zollar
Jeremy Pelt – trumpet
Marc Cary – piano
Vicente Archer – bass
Gerald Cleaver – drums
Special Guest – James Zollar (trumpet)
Special Guest -Eddie Henderson (trumpet)
Music Charge: $30
7:30 PM | 9:30 PM | 11:30 PM