One year, in addition to a concert, Kenton's band did a daytime clinic. The band started by playing a couple of tunes. We were all familiar with the band members
and who played what chair. I noticed there was a new trumpet player down on the end, a young guy maybe 18 or so with long hair and wire rimmed glasses.
During the first piece there was a jazz solo and this kid just blew the doors down....really got my attention.
Later at the trumpet player sectional, somebody asked him how he learned to improvise...."I just played with Jamey Aebersold records all the time."
The guy's name was Tim Hagans.