Terell Stafford

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
Bates Recital Hall
$10.00 - $32.00

The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra
Jeff Hellmer, director
with special guest
Terell Stafford

Presented in partnership with KUTX’s “Sunday Morning Jazz” with Jay Trachtenberg and the Butler School of Music

Hailed as “one of the great trumpet players of our time” by piano legend McCoy Tyner, Terell Stafford joins the UT Jazz Orchestra as part of the Butler School of Music’s annual Longhorn Jazz Festival.

Since the mid-1990s, Terell Stafford has performed with such groups as Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, and Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. With the Hamilton Clayton Jazz Orchestra, he performed on Diana Krall’s Grammy-nominated From this Moment On (2006). Stafford is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University.

Directed by Professor Jeff Hellmer, the UT Jazz Orchestra is the Butler School of Music’s premiere jazz ensemble. The Jazz Orchestra has performed with such luminaries as Michael Brecker, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, Conrad Herwig, John Clayton, Maria Schneider, Stefon Harris, and Joshua Redman in recent years. The ensemble’s eclectic repertoire features original compositions of its members.

“When he performs, Stafford’s fingers are reaching for more than notes. Whether
squeezing the pathos out of a bent note or tugging on the tail end of an eighth-note
run, he is painting us a bigger picture, telling his story.” — JazzTimes

“It has become a rule of thumb that university Jazz ensembles keep getting better and better, and the UT Jazz Orchestra is certainly no exception to the rule.”
All About Jazz

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