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  1. Spitty

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    Oct 3, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY
    FONT Music Presents SEMINAR Week-A Week of Masterclasses and Concerts,
    At The Yamaha Artist Services Center-August 22-27
    Masterclasses begin at 1:00 PM; concerts begin at 8:00 PM. Single masterclass or concert - $10, masterclass & concert - $15, 689 Fifth Avenue, New York City

    Our mission to bring forth a varied and comprehensive educational opportunity is reflected by those who will teach and perform during the "Seminar Week' portion of the Festival of New Trumpet Music.
    August 22
    Masterclass: Lew Soloff – The Aesthetic of Music, “an improvised masterclass.â€
    Concert: Manhattan Brass Quintet, The new MBQ with Lew Soloff, Wayne DuMaine, Ann Ellsworth,
    Mike Seltzer, and Dave Taylor play music by David Dzubay, Derek Bermel, Wynton Marsalis.
    Ivan Guck, Retro-futurist post-jazz with Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, Moppa Elliott, Kevin Shea.

    August 23
    Masterclass: Dave Douglas – The New Trumpet in Context, “a look at various strategies for expanding the role and vocabulary of the trumpet in new music.â€
    Concert: Dave Douglas, with his latest touring project Nomad, performing works from “Mountain Passages.â€
    New York Trumpet Ensemble, Mark Gould (Director), Peter Evans, C.J. Camereri, David Taylor, Moppa Elliot

    August 24
    Masterclass: Kevin Cobb – Solo Repertoire Today, “preparation and performance of modern trumpet musicâ€
    Concert: Ron Horton
    Jeremy Pelt, premiere of a new work by Max Siegel, with Jeremy Pelt, and an ensemble of brass and percussion

    August 25
    Masterclass: Kevin Cobb and Brian McWhorter, Integral Trumpet Seminar, “The Form of Practiceâ€
    Concert: Eric Biondo, Small / Medium for electric trumpet / drums with Chris Vatalaro
    Pink Baby Monster, Mark Gould, Brian McWhorter, Kyle Sanna. Gould’s funk/ rap/ jazz/ opera/ rock/ political, genre-busting aggregation.

    August 26
    Concert: Bliggidy Blam, featuring Brian McWhorter and Nate Wooley, announcing the release of their new album “formal i.â€
    Meridian Arts Ensemble, featuring Jon Nelson, performing commissioned works by Sanford, Sharp, Didkovsky, and Zappa – announcing the release of their new album “Brink.â€

    August 27 – final day of FONT Music 2005!
    Concert: Butch Morris – Conduction, jazz legend Butch Morris leads a legion of trumpets through a uniquely enthralling new piece in the concluding FONT event!

    The Festival of New Trumpet Music was founded in 2003 by two of the most innovative and acclaimed trumpeter/composers active today: Roy Campbell, Jr. and Dave Douglas (2005 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient). Trumpeter, educator Jon Nelson joined in 2004 to curate post-classical and other related repertoire. The curators seek to promote the creation of avant-garde, adventurous, and experimental music, featuring an international lineup of trumpeters representing the worlds of jazz, new music, free form, hip-hop, rock, improvisational, classical, and more. This climate of autonomy and inclusion results in a number of extraordinary performances, often uniting different communities in a way that is all too rare in contemporary music.

    Co-curator on co-founder Dave Douglas on FONT Music: The Festival of New Trumpet Music is, for me, a chance to hear many facets of contemporary trumpet music, regardless of style. This festival disproves the idea that there are only two kinds of trumpet players, inside and outside. In fact, this festival demonstrates the explosion of unique visions that currently coexist. FONT Music encourages each trumpeter to explore their own point of view and to be truly 'themselves.'

    In this way we feel that this festival is a celebration of the many ways forward in music. From a week-long celebration of Lester Bowie at the Jazz Standard, to an indescribable series at Tonic, to a week of new and emerging trumpeter/bandleaders at Spark, to a week of seminars and concert music at Yamaha, culminating in a one-of-a-kind final concert with conductor and cornetist Butch Morris leading improvisations by an ensemble of many of today's most adventurous, engaging and controversial trumpeters.

    For more information about FONT Music and its curators please visit and the
    following websites:

    To schedule an interview with either of the curators, Dave Douglas, Roy Campbell and Jon Nelson, and to receive a press kit on FONT Music 2005, please contact Jason Byrne at
    Red Cat Publicity, tel 718 921 1330, email [email protected]
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