The Jazz Trumpet: An Historical Perspective
- The Jazz Trumpet: An Historical Perspective
Since the beginnings of jazz, trumpet players have had a profound influence on the development of jazz and pop styles. This lecture/performance by Four Other Brothers will highlight the music of important trumpeters of the past and how they shaped the development of American music.
The demonstration ensemble for this clinic will be the Four Other Brothers, an ensemble consisting of four jazz trumpet professors from four Illinois universities and a three-piece rhythm section (bass, piano, and drums). Their presentation will include historically interesting "period" pieces which feature the musical styles of significant jazz icons of the past.
- Randall Reyman (email@example.com)
- 12/19/2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Meeting Room W192
- Randall Reyman, Professor of Music at Millikin University, is a trumpeter and composer/arranger who is very active in both the jazz and classical genres. As a classical performer, he has performed with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Millikin/Decatur Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony, Brass Ensemble of Illinois, North Texas State Faculty Brass Quintet, Millikin Brass Quintet, and Illinois State Faculty Brass Quintet. As a jazz/commercial trumpeter, Mr. Reyman has performed with a wide variety of performers including Bob Hope, George Burns, Richard Williams, The Platters, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Mills Brothers, Dave Brubeck, David Liebman, Rob Parton, Ringling Brothers Circus, Ice Capades, Decatur Big Band, Millikin Faculty Jazz Sextet, the Sonic Exploration Society, and his own West End Trio. As Director of Jazz Activities at Millikiin University in Decatur, Illinois, Mr. Reyman directs the acclaimed Millikin University Jazz Band I and serves as Professor of Trumpet. An active composer/arranger, Mr. Reyman has composed music of all genres including orchestral, choral, chamber, and jazz works.