Ok, before you start reading... flip to the track Yanghwa below and hit play... then continue... it will make for better reading... trust me...
I am very excited to announce our first ever event in DENVER! Jason and I will be on hand at The Oriental Theater on Saturday, October 19th. Joshua Trinidad and his Quartet will be opening for The Bad Plus! Jason is building Mr. Trinidad a custom Harrelson Summit Trumpet that Jason will be presenting him on stage at the show. There will also be a meet & greet with Jason and I... and plenty of Harrelson Trumpets to try out and great freebies like T-Shirts, Stickers etc! Can't wait to see you all there... and meet some of the great people of Denver! Tickets are still available here: http://www.theorientaltheater.com/event/138217
A little about Joshua Trinidad: http://joshuatrinidad.com/
Denver trumpeter and composer, Joshua Trinidad, recently teamed up with
New York photographer Chris Buck and released what was a groundbreaking album
early this last summer of 2012. Joshua Trinidad has selected ten photographs
captured by Chris Buck and has written and recorded music for each photo in
the format of a soundtrack. “BUCK”, is an album that takes the listener not only
on a sonic journey, but is rooted in the beauty and artistry of each photo. Some of the
photos for this collaborative project include Chris’s work with Bjork, Robert
Kennedy Jr. and many others. For a trumpeter and photographer to work
together in creating a project such as this, is beyond unique. Joshua will be
releasing his album in Brooklyn, Denver and Los Angeles this summer.
Born and raised in Colorado, he began playing trumpet at age 7. Now 30 years
old, Joshua is making his music heard all over the United States and beyond.
Joshua can be heard on albums with notable artists such as Sage Francis,
Wheelchair Sports Camp, Nathaniel Ratliff, Lee Konitz, , and many others.
Over the past few years Joshua has had the opportunity to play trumpet with acts
such as: The Mars Volta, Ikey Owens, Love 45, Cake, PELA, Karl Denson, OK Go,
The United States Air Force Falconaries, The Colorado Wind Ensemble,
Fishbone, George Clinton, The Bad Plus and many others. He is one of
Colorado’s premier trumpet players and on call musician in the area. His
inspirations are as varied as the musicians he plays with; he finds the
following as inspirations as well as mentors: Ron Miles, Hugh Ragin, Fred Hess, Roy
Hargrove, Russell Gunn, Jaga Jazzist, Radiohead, Bjork, and Mathias Eick.
While getting his formal education in music and education at The University
of Colorado he gained popularity through his performances with such artists as
Ron Miles, Hugh Ragin, Fred Hess, Dave Devine, Lee Konitz, Greg Gisbert, The New
York Voices, Edgar Myer, The Flobots, and The Fray.
After finishing school, he was appointed by local radio station Jazz89.3FM
KUVO to create a new program that would invite new listeners to the station. The
Jazz Odyssey was created in 2005 by Joshua from which he featured music
ranging from the 1960’s to today. The program is in its eighth year of programming;
Joshua is still involved with The Jazz Odyssey and is a guest DJ twice a
month. Joshua tours the nation regularly and has made a musical place for himself
in New York over the past 2 years and is gearing up for a European tour
through England where he will be opening for Elton John, The Wu Tang Clan, and
He continues with his commitment to the community as a professor for The
University of Colorado and an educator in Denver Public Schools.
I have been spending a little time with Josh's music over the last week and this one seems to haunt me the most:
Also, can I just say... he's opening for Elton John... and The Wu Tang Clan! Whoa! That's awesome!
Some reviews! http://jazztimes.com/community/articles/77175-the-creative-musician-joshua-trinidad-and-his-quest-with-his-trumpet
I am really digging the ethereal feeling his music has...
You can do a little research of your own here:
New York Quartet: http://vimeo.com/64216728
Denver Quintet: http://video.cpt12.org/video/2288606224
Hip Hop group: http://vimeo.com/52766930#
Solo Music: http://youtu.be/jZUfp-D3e4I
See you all in Denver! It promises to be a great night.
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