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Festival of New Trumpet Music Honors Bobby Bradford With Jazz Standard Series

2007 Thelonious Monk Competition winner Ambrose Akinmusire

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

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