Pittsburgh Jazzman Sean Jones Lands A New Gig

Monday, 21 July 2014 08:01 AM Written by 

Sean Jones-Paul Thompson

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Trumpet virtuoso and educator Sean Jones, another luminary in Pittsburgh's century-long tradition of internationally famous jazz players, is the incoming Chair of Brass at the Berklee College of Music. He announced his appointment on May 23rd at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Philadelphia.

For the first year, he's taking a sabbatical from his faculty position at Duquesne University, while frequently returning to Duquesne in his role as artist in residence, for teaching and to work with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra he co-leads with Mike Tomaro.

There's little question Jones's star continues to rise in the jazz field. The most recent proof: this recent New York Times review of a performance by Jones and his Quartet at The Jazz Standard, a Manhattan club, from the paper's esteemed jazz critic Nate Chinen.

An interview this spring with Byron Stripling, Artistic Director of the Columbus (OH) Jazz Orchestra.

Jones with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, soloing on John Coltrane's immortal  "Giant Steps."

 

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