Trumpet virtuoso Marvin Stamm to play at jazz festival, May 5-6

Marvin Stamm

Renowned trumpet virtuoso Marvin Stamm, who has performed with legends such as Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, Stanley Turrentine, Benny Goodman, and George Benson, is the guest artist at the 16th CUNY Jazz Festival at The City College of New York, May 5-6.

Stamm will play as guest soloist with the City College Large Ensemble on May 5 at 7:30 p.m. and host an open jam session 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.  He will perform at the closing gala concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 6 with his band, The Marvin Stamm Quartet.

Along with Stamm, the all-star quartet features Bill Mays on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and drummer Dennis Mackrel.  In addition to his performances, Stamm will present a master class on May 5th at 3:40 p.m.  Mackrel will present a master class at 3:40 p.m. on May 6.  All the events, in CCNY’s Aaron Davis Hall, Theatre B, are free and open to the public.

“To have a guest artist of Marvin Stamm’s stature at the CUNY Jazz Festival is very exciting,” said Mike Holober, associate professor of music at CCNY and the festival director.  “The festival is such a wonderful opportunity for students from across the University not only to listen to and learn from their peers but also hear and jam with a great artist like Marvin.”

Click here for a complete schedule of CUNY Jazz Festival events.

The festival features student ensembles from CUNY, including several groups from CCNY.

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