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Bid on a Trumpet Designed, Played by Miles Davis

Miles Davis fans have a chance to bid on a trumpet the legend designed and played when the instrument goes up for auction at Christie’s next month. Davis commissioned the trumpet, which features a decorative pattern of crescent moons and stars, in 1980 from the Martin Company. Right now, the auction house is valuing the … Read More “Bid on a Trumpet Designed, Played by Miles Davis”

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Pittsburgh Art Installation Inspires New Piece by Sean Jones

On Dec. 12 at the August Wilson Cultural Center (AWCC) in Pittsburgh, Pa., trumpeter/composer/educator Sean Jones will present the world premiere of his composition A Suite for Flying Girls. The piece, commissioned by the AWCC, was inspired by the installation Flying Girls by Nigerian artist Peju Alatise, which was first shown in the 2016 Venice … Read More “Pittsburgh Art Installation Inspires New Piece by Sean Jones”

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Ambrose Akinmusire Honors W.E.B. Du Bois at Princeton University

Acclaimed trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire—whose recent album, Origami Harvest, was a critical success—will perform at Princeton University on Nov. 17 in the world premiere of a new suite, Slightly Left of Sorrow’s Song, commissioned in honor of the 150th anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois’ birth. Akinmusire, 36, will play with Princeton’s Small Group I—under the leadership of Jazz at Princeton director … Read More “Ambrose Akinmusire Honors W.E.B. Du Bois at Princeton University”

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Arturo Sandoval to Release Star-Studded Duets Album

In his 40-plus-year career, Cuban-born trumpeter Arturo Sandoval has collaborated with countless major musical figures. He has never, however, made a recording that placed those collaborations into the intimate setting of a duet. On May 18, Sandoval finally achieves that benchmark with Universal Music Latino’s release of Ultimate Duets. The album includes Sandoval’s performance with … Read More “Arturo Sandoval to Release Star-Studded Duets Album”

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