Sat, September 2, 2017
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2017-09-02 2:00 pm
Sean Jones: Without Compromise, From Miles To Wynton To Sean Jones at Monty Alexander Jazz Festival at Avalon Theatre
Since childhood, trumpeter Sean Jones’ musical vision—influenced by Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis—has been intertwined with spirituality. After receiving his Master’s Degree from Rutgers University, Jones had a six-month stint with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. This marked the beginning of a relationship with Wynton Marsalis, who later offered Jones a permanent lead trumpeter position. Jones remained there until 2010, when he decided to focus on performing with his own ensembles. While touring regularly, Jones also established a longtime relationship with Mack Avenue Records, releasing seven records to date. In addition to mastering the art form, Jones is heavily involved in education. Most recently, he was named Chair of the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music.
Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover Street