Wednesday, May 25, 2016|10:30 PM - 1:00 AM

East-West Trumpet Summit

Continuing the tradition of fabled trumpet duo sessions that have included Fats Navarro & Howard McGhee, and Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw, two of the more dynamic and versatile trumpeters anywhere, New Yorker Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott from Seattle, make up the front line of this power-packed quintet as they take a joyous ride through a collection of jazz classics and original compositions. The pair's albums have made it all the way to the number-one spot on the JazzWeek airplay chart, and have been featured on NPR's "Morning Edition." Far from a "cutting session," the East-West Trumpet Summit showcases the sensibilities and styles of both coasts of the U.S. and how they can partner to cover a good deal of stylistic territory while remaining both lyrical and exciting. Joining Marriott & Vega is a trio of their frequent collaborators: Orrin Evans (piano), Luques Curtis (bass), and Matt Jorgensen (drums). 

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Thomas Marriott

Trumpet

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott is one of the most exciting musicians to emerge on the national jazz scene in more than a decade. The seven-time Golden Ear award winner is ...

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Ray Vega

Trumpet

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Orrin Evans

Piano

Since moving to New York in the winter of 1995 Orrin Evans has been recognized as one of the most distinctive and inventive pianist of his generation. In ...

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Luques Curtis

Bass

Luques started performing at a very young age. He had studied the piano, violin, cello, and tumbadoras before settling with the upright bass. Before he entered high school, ...

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Donald Edwards

Drums

Since his emergence in 1987, Donald Edwards has played across the globe with some of the finest musicians in jazz. He has now built a reputation all his ...

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