FONT Music’s New Trumpet Underground 2009 Begins June 26th

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
Leron Thomas

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

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