Jeremy Pelt: The Birth of Cool

Jeremy Pelt, Berklee School of Music graduate and trumpeter extraordinaire offers a physically powerful yet seductive approach within his style of playing. Reminiscent of horn players of yesteryear this new-school cool cat makes you stand and take notice. From his debut CD Profile in 2001 to his latest project Water …

Roy Hargrove

Roy Hargrove Quintet at Yoshi’s, San Francisco

Clad in his now trademark suspenders and bowtie, renowned trumpeter and bandleader, Roy Hargrove, was both fashionable and fashionably early for his 6pm set at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco. Greeting the audience with a friendly “hey”, the adventurous horn master and leader of the Roy Hargrove Quintet, wasted …

Maurice Brown

Maurice Brown Effect at Jazz Showcase, Chicago

Outside, its 40 degrees with an occasional drizzle and no chance of a white Christmas in Chicago. But inside the Jazz Showcase, it’s warm, cozy and festive where a nearly full house is enjoying the holiday jazz/funk performance of the Maurice Brown Effect. Chicago’s beloved trumpeter has come home gift …