Oregon Festival of American Music 2011
Too Marvelous For Words
Byron Stripling

With a contagious smile and captivating charm, trumpet virtuoso, Byron Stripling, has ignited audiences internationally.

Selected by conductor John Williams of the Boston Pops Orchestra, as featured soloist on the PBS television special, "Evening at Pops," Stripling enjoys a global reputation. From Broadway and Basin Street to the Ginza and London's West End, his burnished sound has electrified millions. "Mr. Stripling is a powerful trumpeter," The New York Times has written, "at ease with the most complicated and detailed bebop lines and an open-armed Armstrong swagger." The Saint Paul Pioneer Press reported Stripling's strong, pure tone — "well into the upper register, superb control (demonstrated time and again on long-held notes) and a fluid attack that produced lengthy, well articulated melodic lines. No mere showoff, however, he played with laudable taste and musicality."

An accomplished actor and singer, Stripling was chosen, following a world wide search, to star in tile lead role of the Broadway bound musical, Satchmo. Many will remember his featured cameo performance in the television movie, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, and his critically acclaimed virtuoso trumpet and riotous comedic performance in the 42nd Street production of From Second Avenue to Broadway.

Television viewers have enjoyed his work as featured soloist on the worldwide telecast of The Grammy Awards. Millions have heard his trumpet and voice on television commercials, TV theme songs including "20/20," CNN, and soundtracks of favorite movies.

Since his Carnegie Hall debut with Skitch Henderson and the New York Pops, Stripling has become a pops orchestra favorite throughout the country, soloing with Boston Pops, Virginia Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Boca Raton Pops, Knoxville Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, and American Jazz Philharmonic, to name a few.

Stripling earned his stripes as lead trumpeter and soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Thad Jones and Frank Foster. He also played and recorded extensively with the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, and Buck Clayton in addition to The Lincoln Center Classical Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and The GRP All Star Big Band.

Stripling enjoys conducting seminars and master classes at colleges, universities, conservatories, and high schools. His motivational talks, combined with his incomparable wit and charm, make him a favorite guest speaker to groups of all ages. He was educated at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. One of his greatest joys is to return, periodically, to Eastman and Interlochen as a special guest lecturer.

A resident of New York, Stripling lives in the country with the love of his life, former dancer, writer and poet, Alexis Wilson.

2000
Aug 10OFAM 2000The Big Bands in Paris
Aug 11OFAM 2000Glenn Miller's GIs & DjangoSoreng
Aug 12OFAM 2000From Bechet to Bebop
2004
Aug 5OFAM 2004The Fabulous FiftiesSilva
Aug 6OFAM 2004Instrumental GoldJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2004My Fair Lady SwingsJaqua
Nov 5NHT 2004-05Ruth BrownJaqua
2008
Jul 30OFAM 2008Cotton Club StompSilva
Jul 31OFAM 2008Swing That MusicJaqua
Jul 31OFAM 2008Beyond The RainbowJaqua
Aug 1OFAM 2008Sunny Side of the StreetJaqua
Aug 2OFAM 2008We're In The MoneyJaqua
2009
Aug 5OFAM 2009Fred & GingerJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2009Ol' Man RiverJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2009SummertimeJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2009Billie's BluesJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2009From Spirituals To SwingSilva
2011
Aug 2OFAM 2011Embraceable YouJaqua
Aug 3OFAM 2011Blue SkiesJaqua
Aug 3OFAM 2011My Heart Stood StillJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2011SkylarkJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2011Let's Do ItJaqua
Aug 5OFAM 2011It's De-LovelyJaqua
Aug 6OFAM 2011Stormy WeatherJaqua
2013
Aug 6OFAM 2013Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2013Thanks For The MemoryJaqua
Aug 7OFAM 2013SmileJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2013As Time Goes ByJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2013Body And SoulJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2013I Love To SingaJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2013Going My WayJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2013Shall We DanceJaqua
Byron Stripling participates in these OFAM 2011 events:
Tuesday Aug 2
8:00 pmEmbraceable You
Wednesday Aug 3
2:00 pmBlue Skies
8:00 pmMy Heart Stood Still
Thursday Aug 4
2:00 pmSkylark
8:00 pmLet's Do It
Friday Aug 5
8:00 pmIt's De-Lovely
Saturday Aug 6
8:00 pmStormy Weather
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OFAM 2011 Schedule
Friday Jul 29
7:30 pmGirl Crazy
Sunday Jul 31
2:00 pmGirl Crazy
Tuesday Aug 2
10:00 amGirl Crazy
5:00 pmBattleground 1950s
8:00 pmEmbraceable You
Wednesday Aug 3
10:00 amPal Joey
1:00 pmPioneer Women of Popular Song
2:00 pmBlue Skies
5:00 pmBehind The Voice
8:00 pmMy Heart Stood Still
Thursday Aug 4
1:00 pmSongs for Swingin' Lovers
2:00 pmSkylark
5:00 pmThe Norman Conquest
8:00 pmLet's Do It! Jazz Party
Friday Aug 5
10:00 amHigh Society
2:00 pmMood Indigo
5:00 pmPoets of Pop
7:30 pmGirl Crazy
8:00 pmIt's De-Lovely
Saturday Aug 6
2:00 pmGirl Crazy
5:00 pmHarold Arlen: That Old Black Magic
8:00 pmStormy Weather
Thursday Aug 11
7:30 pmGirl Crazy
Friday Aug 12
7:30 pmGirl Crazy
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