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Evening of Jazz: The Morris Trent Quintet, The New Jazz Workshop

Release Date:
11/19/2012 8:00 PM
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Morris Trent Quintet, features The Morris Trent Quintet

WHO:  Morris Trent was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. He has earned a name for himself as a talented musician in the New Haven County area performing with other local musicians and gaining continued respect of old and new audiences. Morris has collaborated with other respected musicians such as Dickey Meyers, Hank Bolden, Lisa Bellamy, Kalim Zarif, Joe Grippo, Michael Coppola. Morris has released a demo that shows his musical talents and gives his audience a hint of what to expect once his full-length CD is completed.

Saxophonist Lummie Spann grew up in Hartford, Connecticut and studied jazz through his associations with Kris Jensen, Jimmy Greene, Wayne Escoffery, Steve Davis, Nat Reeves, Harold Danko and Zaccai and Luques Curtis.  He's performed for luminaries such as Bill Cosby, President Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Jesse Jackson and Merle Evers.  Lummie has also performed with such jazz notables as Cyrus Chestnut, Steve Davis, George Cables, Jeremy Pelt, Louis Hayes and Winard Harper.  He is the recipient of the Jackie McLean Fellowship and is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at the Jackie McLean Institute at the Hartt School of Music. 

WHEN: Sunday, December 09, 2012 @7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. This concert is part of the Jazz@UNH series and is free and open to the public.

WHERE: Dodds Hall Theater, 300 Boston Post Road, University of New Haven

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact José García-León at JGarciaLeon@newhaven.edu

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