[JPL] Clark Terry Headlines Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival - April 21-22, 2006

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"Terryfic trumpet highlights Jazz Festival"

By Roscoe Crenshaw, St. Louis American


St. Louis born trumpeter/flugelhornist Clark Terry is a household name among
jazz lovers and many casual listeners alike. He'll bring his infectious
smile and virtuosic brass technique to the University of Missouri-St. Louis
(UMSL) campus on April 22, as featured guest of the 2006 Greater STL Jazz
Festival, in a concert by the UMSL Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jim
Widner.

The festival is a rather unique collaboration between Jazz St. Louis and
UMSL, with events involving both students and professionals at UMSL's
Touhill Performing Arts Center and Jazz at the Bistro, on Friday, April 21,
and Saturday, April 22.

Terry, born in 1920, is known for his prowess on trumpet and flugelhorn and
is credited with bringing the latter instrument into prominence in the jazz
idiom. The former Vashon High student made his first trumpet from a garden
hose - the kind of inventiveness that would lead to groundbreaking
musicianship, including his classic "mumbles" scat singing. He moved from
gigs at local clubs to the Navy band during World War II and later played in
the bands of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Although he performed with
these giants, when he appeared at Webster University (then College) several
years ago, he lovingly referred to his experiences with St. Louis' great
bandleaders George Hudson and Eddie Randle first.

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