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The Festival of New Trumpet Music presents NEW TRUMPET UNDERGROUND by ert554898


									            The Festival of New Trumpet Music presents
    Cornelia Street Café, June 26-28, $10 per set or $15 per night
    29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014 (212) 989-9318

Friday, June 26

Greg Bobulinski G-Men: Greg Bobulinski (trumpet & flugelhorn), Daniel A. Weiss
(organ), Tom Kirchmer (bass), Ed Balsamo (drums)

Donald P. Borchert dedicates his newest nonfiction book, Free For All (Virgin
Books): “To Greg Bobulinski, jazz trumpet extraordinaire, who reminds us that life
is not merely endless commerce.”

Greg Bobulinski’s professional career began at age 13 and has been going
strong for nearly five decades. He has worked with many of the greatest names
in jazz history from Clark Terry to Red Garland to Big Nick Nicholas; from the
JVC/Newport Jazz Festival to the Louis Armstrong House to Saint Peter’s
Church; from solo trumpet to full orchestra, throughout the world. Greg has been
composing original music for over 40 years and has been the recipient of the
National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, and American Music
Center fellowships.

Greg Bobulinski is very proud to take part in the 2009 Festival of New Trumpet
Music. Directly applying his long and fruitful experience, JAZZ EXPANSIONIST –
GREG BOBULINSKI is a trumpet explorer bringing improvised/expressive
trumpet soloing and composition into many diversified arenas of music: classical,
Latin, opera, a cappella choir, Native American, religious services, cyclical
pieces, poetry, etc. This evening, he will be joined by his longtime friends,
colleagues, and performers for the past 25 years: Daniel A. Weiss, Tom
Kirchmer, and Ed Balsamo. The evening also marks the release of Greg’s
newest CD – Greg Bobulinski G-Men on the Squire Music Media International

Josh Berman's Old Idea: Josh Berman (cornet), Keefe Jackson (tenor
saxophone), Jason Adasiewicz (vibraphone), Anton Hatwich (bass), Frank
Rosaly (drums)
Josh Berman is a cornetist, composer, and music presenter living in Chicago. For
almost 10 years, Josh has been a pivotal member of Chicago's vital improvised
music community. He has been featured on recordings with the Chicago-Luzern
Exchange alongside tenor saxophonist Keefe Jackson, with Jackson’s big and
small bands Project Project and Fast Citizens, with Jason Adasiewicz’s quintet
Rolldown, and Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra. His band, Old Idea, has
just released a self-titled CD/LP on Delmark Records. Old Idea continues
Berman's long musical association with Keefe Jackson, Jason Adasiewicz, Anton
Hatwich, and Frank Rosaly.

Leron Thomas (trumpet & vocals), Mike Moreno (guitar), Mike Severson (guitar),
TBA (drums), TBA (bass)

Leron Thomas (originally from Houston, Texas) graduated from NYC’s New
School in 2003, known for his identifiable personal sound on the trumpet and his
cleverly-written jazz compositions. Leron has played with Billy Harper, Bobby
Watson, Roy Hargrove, Lauren Hill, Mos Def, and Bilal, amongst many others.
He has performed his material with bands throughout Manhattan, staying focused
on developing as a jazz composer and trumpet player but grew tired of the
politics and lack of quality music within the New York jazz scene. With a love of
music of all genres, alongside the scene’s general lack of support, Leron found
ways to liberate himself through a natural, fluid progression into writing and
performing what would be known as his ‘other’ music. This genre-less music
incorporated jazz, rock, pop, country, electro-pop, and blues. Leron wrote these
compositions and played his individual personal tone through his trumpet, while
his unique vocals emphasized the diverse sound. His crossover talents were
recognized by many, including the New York Times, gaining a favorable review
and consistent support. Leron continues to stay true to his art and the objective of
bringing real music to the people, with the recent independently-released

Saturday, June 27

Nadje Noordhuis Quartet (*FONT commission*): Nadje Noordhuis (trumpet &
flugelhorn), Mike Holober (piano), Matt Wigton (bass), Rohin Khemani (drums &
Australian trumpet/flugelhorn player Nadje Noordhuis is becoming known for her
lyrical invention and warm, rich tone. A semi-finalist in the prestigious 2007
Thelonious Monk Jazz Trumpet Competition, she has assembled a number of
diverse ensembles that perform in intimate jazz clubs, formal concert series, as
well as for private events at the Australian Consulate and United Nations. Nadje
has been awarded a 2009 FONT Commission to write new music specifically for
the trumpet. This work will be premiered by her trumpet, piano, bass, and
percussion quartet and will emphasize the classical and jazz traditions of
irresistible beauty, fluid melodic lines, and group interplay. Based in New York for
the past six years, Nadje is a regular member of many young-composer big
bands as well as the acclaimed Diva Jazz Orchestra. She has performed at
numerous jazz festivals in Germany, France, Croatia, Australia, Asia, USA, and
Canada; at venues including Blue Note New York, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and
Birdland; and has shared the stage with celebrated artists including Tom Harrell,
Dave Liebman, and Carmen Bradford. An eclectic composer, Nadje has written
and performed music for short films as well as exploratory new music duos with
glass percussion instruments. She holds a Masters degree in jazz trumpet from
Manhattan School of Music.

Jordan McLean's Piano Music & Song Trio: Jordan McLean (trumpet &
flugelhorn), Derin Oge (piano), Anneke Schaul-Yoder (cello)

The music of Federico Mompou sets the artistic direction of this play-any-where
chamber group. Music of Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, the 12th-15th centuries,
Siberian and Turkish folk songs, and Mr. McLean's original work round out the
groups' repertoire.

Performances include concerts at John Zorn's Stone, The Anthroposophical
Society of New York, Renaissant Arts' SoHo Salon, and private homes, cafés,
and clubs around the greater NY Metropolitan Area. Internationally-recognized
trumpeter, composer, and orchestrator Jordan Mclean is joined by fellow SUNY
Purchase alum Anneke Schaul-Yoder and Derin Oge on a busy performance
schedule as they prepare to record the group's second album later this year.

Search: RJ Avallone (trumpet & wooden flutes), Matt Maley (saxophones &
clarinet), David Moss (bass), TBA (drums)
As recently described by All About Jazz, “Search’s sound and vibe conveys and
signals an air of maturity that's rather uncanny for such a young band. The artists
project a distinct sound into these largely, memorable and astutely engineered
compositions, teeming with gobs of depth and snaking movements.” Their
original compositions, based on motifs, characters, and organic thought, create
new worlds of color, depth, tangibility, and exhilaration. The music becomes a
theater of sound, taking audiences on a trip of the imagination across time and
space, where anything is not only possible, but likely.

Sunday, June 28

Clarino: Thomas Heberer (quarter-tone trumpet), Joachim Badenhorst (clarinets)

Clarino is the duet of quarter-tone trumpeter Thomas Heberer and clarinetist
Joachim Badenhorst. The duet's name refers to the close association of the two
instruments. The clarinet (literally translated: "little clarino") took on the high
trumpet (a.k.a. clarino) parts in baroque music after the art of the clarino died out
in the 19th century. Additionally, the rediscovered clarino techniques influence
the trumpet embouchure advocated by Thomas. Check out his essay on trumpet
mechanics on his website

Sharing the same musical vision, Thomas and Joachim have absorbed the
traditions of jazz, improvised, and contemporary classical music resulting in
personal instrumental styles that incorporate both traditional and extended
techniques like circular breathing, micro-tonality, and multiphonics.

Thomas Heberer, born 1965 in Germany, living in NYC since 2008, winner of
numerous awards, has been at the forefront of creative improvised music for the
last 20 years. Having worked with nearly everybody in the field, he is probably
best known for his work with Misha Mengelberg's ICP, Alexander von
Schlippenbach, and bassist Dieter Manderscheid.

Joachim Badenhorst, born 1981 in Belgium, divides his time between New York
and Belgium. He is active in numerous projects as a co-leader: Mogil (Iceland),
Red Rocket (Ireland), Rawfishboys (France), Ploug/Pettersen/Badenhorst
(Denmark), and Ryan Blotnick Group (New York). Joachim is a member of the
Han Bennink trio.
Russ Johnson Quartet: Russ Johnson (trumpet), Jacob Sacks (keyboard), Eivind
Opsvik (bass), Rudy Royston (drums)

Brooklyn-based trumpeter Russ Johnson is an active performer in the jazz,
improvised, and contemporary classical music scenes throughout the U.S. and
abroad. In addition to leading his own groups, and co-leading The Other Quartet
and New Math, Russ is currently touring as a member of Lee Konitz's New Nonet
and the Steve Swallow/Ohad Talmor "L'Histoire du Clochard" sextet. In addition,
Russ has performed with a long list of musical heavyweights including Kenny
Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, David Liebman, Joe Maneri, Oliver Lake, Myra
Melford, Anthony Davis, Brian Blade, Tony Malaby, Jenny Scheinman, and Mat

For the FONT 2009, Russ is premiering a new set of music featuring three of
New York's most creative musicians: Jacob Sacks on keyboard, Eivind Opsvik
on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums.

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