Barnhart to be featured with USD Jazz Ensembles

The USD Jazz Ensembles under the direction of Dr. C.J. Kocher and Dr. Tim Farrell will present a concert on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.

The concert will feature special guest Scotty Barnhart, who has been a trumpet soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra for the last 20 years. Barnhart is a two-time Grammy Award winner with the Basie Orchestra and has performed on three critically acclaimed recordings by pianist Marcus Roberts and over 10 recordings with the likes of Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, and Tito Puente.

Scotty recently released his debut solo CD with Unity Music titled Say It Plain. Acknowledged as one of the authorities on the history of jazz trumpet, he intently researched and wrote the ground breaking book The World of Jazz Trumpet – A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy.

Published by Hal Leonard, it is a valuable resource tool for jazz trumpeters, students, and jazz fans, with interviews from Harry 'Sweets' Edison to Chuck Mangione. Admission to the concert is free.

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