June 12, 2009
Two weeks from tonight, the Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music) will kick-off New Trumpet Underground 2009, the organization’s first of three forthcoming events in its 7th annual performance season. This three-day gathering, curated by Taylor Ho Bynum and Chris DiMeglio, runs Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th at New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe.
Eight trumpeters representing a wide range of musical traditions, genres and techniques will perform with their respective ensembles, including Australian-born Nadje Noordhuis, who will present the world premiere of a piece commissioned by FONT Music for this event. These performances will be augmented by daytime educational offerings from Laurie Frink and John McNeil as part of FONT Music’s Workshop Series.
Schedule for New Trumpet Underground 2009
Friday, June 26th at 9:00 p.m.
Greg Bobulinski G-Men
Josh Berman’s Old Idea
Saturday, June 27th at 9:00 p.m.
Nadje Noordhuis Quartet
Jordan McLean’s Piano Music and Song Trio
Sunday, June 28th at 8:30 p.m.
Russ Johnson Quartet
Tickets for New Trumpet Underground 2009 are $10 per set or $15 per night and can be purchased from Cornelia Street Cafe by calling (212) 989-9318. Further details are available at http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com
Learn more about FONT Music, its activities, future events and how to contribute at http://fontmusic.org
May 14, 2009
Improvised Communications is proud to announce it has been retained by the Festival of New Trumpet (FONT) Music to promote its 7th annual season of events in 2009. This relationship will begin immediately with the promotion of FONT Music’s first event of the year, New Trumpet Underground 2009, to be presented June 26-28th at New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe.
The three-day gathering, curated by Taylor Ho Bynum and Chris DiMeglio, will feature trumpeters representing a wide range of musical traditions, genres and techniques. RJ Avallone, Josh Berman, Greg Bobulinski, Thomas Heberer, Russ Johnson, Jordan McLean, Nadje Noordhuis and Leron Thomas will perform with their respective ensembles, and Laurie Frink and John McNeil will offer educational outreach. Further details will be announced next week.
FONT Music is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that sustains trumpeters and new trumpet music by commissioning composers, producing concerts, presenting workshops and panels, and supporting music programs in New York City’s public schools. Created by trumpeters for trumpeters, the organization and its diverse programs are currently overseen by Founding Artistic Director Dave Douglas and a volunteer board featuring some of contemporary trumpet music’s most celebrated practitioners.
Its acclaimed efforts have been called “a grand highlight of the musical season” (The New Yorker), “one of the most exciting and diverse of NYC’s annual music festivals” (Time Out New York), “a key showcase for some of the most exciting horn players on the planet” (Chicago Reader) and “an expectedly stellar and eclectic schedule of genre-blurring commissions and exploratory collaborations” (JazzTimes).
Learn more about FONT Music, its activities, its other future events and how to contribute at http://fontmusic.org