9th Annual Festival of New Trumpet Music

Trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler to be celebrated at Jazz Standard

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Donald Lee

Kenny Wheeler

The Jazz Standard in New York will host the 9th Annual Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT) series from October 20-23. The series celebrates trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler, who will make a rare New York appearance in this series.

The Festival also presents a cadre of progressive New York trumpeters, among them Ingrid Jensen, Shane Endsley, Nate Wooley, Jonathan Finlayson, Tony Kadleck and Jon Owens. Wheeler will be featured with Ingrid Jensen + Brass, will play his music alongside John Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble, and will also convene a New York Quintet, featuring Jon Irabagon, Craig Taborn, Matt Brewer and Rudy Royston.

The Festival of New Trumpet Music, a nonprofit founded in 2003 by Dave Douglas and Roy Campbell, Jr. designed to encourage creative brass music, will present its Award of Recognition to Wheeler during the week’s run. Previous recipients include Wadada Leo Smith and Bobby Bradford.

For more information, visit FONT Music.