Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Jaimie Branch
8:00 PM20:00

Wing Walker Orchestra featuring Jaimie Branch

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8pm – Anteloper

Jaimie Branch (tp), Jason Nazary (dr)

ANTELOPER is the electric brain child of JAIMIE BRANCH (fly or die, high life) and JASON NAZARY (little women, helado negro, bear in heaven). Branch and Nazary have been playing together as trumpeter and drummer for years, since meeting at the New England Conservatory of Music in 2002, but in this duo both musicians include synthesizers to push further into the spectral space ship ether. With deep rhythmic passages, telepathic improvisations and effortless melodic negotiations, Anteloper pushes forward, swinging its horns all the while.

9:30pm – Wing Walker Orchestra feat. Jaimie Branch

Drew Williams (bcl), Brad Mulholland (as), Eric Trudel (ts), John Blevins (tp), Danny Gouker (tp), Jaimie Branch (tp), Karl Lyden (tb), Nick Grinder (tb), Jeff McLaughlin (g), Marta Sanchez (p), Adam Hopkins (b), Nathan Ellman-Bell (dr)

The WING WALKER ORCHESTRA is a collaborative large ensemble based in New York City featuring original compositions and arrangements by the musicians in the band. The confluence of ideas from multiple composer/improvisers gives the orchestra’s sound groundbreaking musical diversity. 2018 marks the third annual collaboration between the orchestra and the Festival of New Trumpet Music with past guests including Ralph Alessi, Shane Endsley, Jonathan Finlayson, and Jason Palmer. This year’s performance will highlight the inimitable trumpeter JAIMIE BRANCH with new arrangements of her acclaimed International Anthem release “Fly or Die.”

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Festival of New Trumpet Music 2018 - FONT Jr
11:00 AM11:00

Festival of New Trumpet Music 2018 - FONT Jr

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FONT Jr 2018: A Modern Jazz Trumpet Workshop & Concert with Michael Rodriguez


Presented by the Festival of New Trumpet Music
Hosted by New York University NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Jazz Studies and The New Schoolfor Jazz and Contemporary Music

AGE 12 to 21 years
LEVEL beginner to advanced
FEE FREE to participating students
DATE Sunday, Sept 9, 2018
Refreshments will be served

New York University Steinhardt
Jazz Studies – Room C207
75 3rd Ave (at East 11th St.), New York, NY 10003

Award presentation with Tom Harrell
The New School Glass Box Performance Space, 

Arnhold Hall, 1st floor 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

with Michael Rodriguez and Workshop Students
The New School Glass Box Performance Space, 

Arnhold Hall, 1st floor 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
$20 suggested donation for
public concert attendance



The Festival of New Trumpet Music is a nonprofit committed to the support of new music by a diverse community of trumpet and brass players, and the presentation of their work to the public.

The Festival aims to promote opportunity, encourage diversity, and enable community for and among trumpet players and those with whom they work through programming and educational events.

Grammy nominated Trumpeter and composer, Michael Rodriguez was born in Queens, New York. Michael was inspired to pursue music as a career by his father. Michael studied at the New World school of the Arts in Miami, Florida and continued his studies at the University of Miami. After completing two years at the University of Miami, he decided to transfer to the New School University in New York where he received his B.A.

Michael has performed with Clark Terry, Bobby Watson, Quincy Jones, Joe Lovano, Toshiko Akiyoshi Orchestra, Chico O'farill Orchestra, Lincoln Center Orchestra , Pop Icon Jessica Simpson, and has traveled with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Carla Bley Band, Harry Conick jr., Eddie Palmieri Septet, Lincoln Center Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra, Bob Minzter and currently with The Charlie Haden Liberation Orchestra. In December of 2003 Michael recorded on Charlie Haden's Grammy Award winning Land of the Sun album featuring Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Joe Lovano. Michael has also recorded on Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra album, which was released in August 2005, entitled Not In our Name and is featured on America the Beautiful and Dvorjac Going Home. Michael co-leads a group with his brother pianist Robert Rodriguez and has 4 recordings as the Rodriguez brothers. The most recent recording entitled “Impromptu“ was nominated for a Grammy in 2016.



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Festival of New Trumpet Music 2018
to Sep 12

Festival of New Trumpet Music 2018

Festival of New Trumpet Music 2018 and Dave Douglas present a 16th season of fresh brass music, including a celebration and award performance by trumpeter Tom Harrell (September 9). From September 5 to 12, FONT Music will inhabit 6 NYC venues including Dizzy’s Club, The Stone at the New School, The Jazz Gallery, and Threes Brewing.

Buy a FESTIVAL PASS now and enjoy seven days of concerts! For $75 only!

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Matterhorn Spring Tour!
to Jun 9

Matterhorn Spring Tour!

Monday, June 4th, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, NYC - 11:30pm 

Tuesday, June 5th, Pauly's Hotel, Albany, NY - Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm - with Ears & Eyes label-mates Major Player

Wednesday, June 6th, Al's Whiskey Bar, Syracuse, NY - 7pm (with Major Player)

Thursday, June 7th, Otro Cinco, Syracuse, NY - 7pm

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