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Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) Announces Schedule

Trumpet festival - curated by Dave Douglas, Keyon Harrold, Stephanie Richards and John Blevins - celebrates its 15th year

Dave Douglas, founder of FONT
Dave Douglas (photo by Austin Nelson)

The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) announced its schedule of shows and events for Sept. 8-14 in New York City.  Dave Douglas founded FONT 15 years ago when he was given a month of shows to curate at Tonic and Roy Campbell, Jr. suggested that he focus on trumpet players.  The festival has grown every year with dynamic programming at various venues around New York City.

This year Douglas invited his colleagues Keyon Harrold, Stephanie Richards and John Blevins to assist with the programming and curation. Included in the slate of shows is a world premiere of new music from Harrold, plus performances featuring other trumpeters such as Marquis Hill, Jonathan Finlayson, Jason Palmer and Igmar Thomas.

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