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Terell Stafford
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Terell Stafford has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Known for being a gifted and versatile player with a voice all his own, Stafford combines lyricism and a deep love of melody with a spirited, adventurous edge. This uniquely expressive, well-defined musical talent allows Stafford the ability to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads.
Since the mid-1990’s Stafford has performed with groups such as Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, the Kenny Barron Sextet, the Frank Wess Quintet, the Jimmy Heath Big Band, the Clayton Brothers Quintet, and the Jon Faddis Orchestra. Currently, he is a member of the GRAMMY award winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra as well as drummer Matt Wilson’s group, “Arts and Crafts,” and drummer Alvin Queen’s group, “Alvin Queen and the Organics.” Stafford has recorded six albums as a leader, including the critically acclaimed This Side of Strayhorn (MAXJAZZ 2011), and is heard on over 90 albums as a sideman.
An educator as well as a performer, Stafford currently holds the positions of Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia and is a clinician for the prestigious Vail Foundation in Colorado and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Program. He has also served as a member of the faculty for the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies in New York. Stafford is also a board member of the Jazz Education Network.
Stafford was born in Miami and raised in Chicago and Silver Spring, Maryland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Maryland in 1988 and a Masters of Music from Rutgers University in 1993.
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Aug 7OFAM 2012A Moveable FeastJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2012La Musique CréoleJaqua
Aug 8OFAM 2012Ça, C'est ParisJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2012Let's MisbehaveJaqua
Aug 9OFAM 2012Bricktop'sJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2012Treat It GentleJaqua
Terell Stafford appears in these Le Jazz Hot events:
Tuesday Aug 7
8:00 pA Moveable Feast
Wednesday Aug 8
2:00 pLa Musique Créole
8:00 pÇa, C'est Paris
Thursday Aug 9
2:00 pLet's Misbehave
8:00 pBricktop's
Saturday Aug 11
8:00 pTreat It Gentle
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