Last night Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis partnered with us for our first ever Harrelson Trumpets Summit. And what a success it was! When Jason and I were first discussing this idea... we had a few logistical questions/concerns... but the one thing we never worried about was the music. We are fortunate to have many friends and clients (usually if you're a client you end up a friend in this business)... that are outrageously talented. The photo above contains the best of the best... Todd Tanji, Jason Harrelson, Geoff West Senn and Mark Bobnick. All of these guys are rock stars in the trumpet community. If you're a Jazz fan or a Trumpet fan... or just a fan of seeing the fruits of a lot of devotion, hard work and practice poured out on stage... then I wish you'd have been there last night. It was magic!
I can't think of a better cast of characters to usher Harrelson Trumpets into a relationship with Jazz Central... Every one of these men is extremely devoted to their music. The tunes were a healthy mixture of standards and originals... new arrangements... even some tango! (I love a good tango)... It was a warm and cozy night in Minneapolis' best kept secret... Jazz Central has the feeling of an underground club... as someone asked... "what's the password"... It does feel like that... like you've just happened upon a hidden gem. Or, like the best trumpet players in the Midwest just stopped by your friends basement to give you a personal concert.
Each of these guys has a very distinct style... and I know, because they told me, that they hand picked every single piece of music that came off the stage last night. So, as you can imagine there was quite a variety of sounds... but there is one thing that they all have in common. They speak through their instrument. They paint you a picture, sing you a love song... break your heart... all without saying a word. Well done gentlemen! Thanks again for everything.
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