The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music) is pleased to announce New Trumpet Underground 2009, the first of three forthcoming events in the organization’s 7th annual performance season. This three-day gathering, curated by Taylor Ho Bynum and Chris DiMeglio, will take place 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
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. The venue is located at 29 Cornelia Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. Further details are available at http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com
FONT Music Workshop Series Events
The weekend’s activities will also include free lessons with Laurie Frink, considered the world’s foremost authority on the Carmine Caruso method, and a special workshop on jazz improvisation for brass players hosted by veteran jazz trumpeter John McNeil and the Visionary Quartet as part of FONT Music’s Workshop Series.
Lessons with Laurie Frink are available off-site and by appointment only. Interested parties may contact her directly at email@example.com.
John McNeil’s workshop will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27th at Sam Ash Music’s 60 West 48th Street location. Reservations are limited to 25 people and may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About FONT Music
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 Artistic Director Dave Douglas and a volunteer board featuring some of contemporary trumpet music’s most celebrated practitioners.
Founded in 2003 by Douglas and Roy Campbell, FONT Music has presented over 200 concerts by emerging artists and creative pioneers alike at venues all over New York. It has also commissioned new works from more than a dozen young trumpet players, paid tribute to such legendary performers as Louis Armstrong, Don Cherry and Woody Shaw, and presented world premiere performances of music by a long list of notable composers that includes Anthony Braxton, Laurence “Butch” Morris and Wadada Leo Smith.
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). “By definition,” adds the New York Times’ Nate Chinen, “the Festival of New Trumpet Music prizes a spirit of innovation; that ‘new’ in the title is no accident.”
Learn more about FONT Music, its activities, future events and how to contribute at http://fontmusic.org