Tickets – $15 (purchase on Eventbrite)
Doors at 6:30 pm | show at 7 pm
Jazz tribute to American jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard featuring Scott Thompson (trumpet | flugelhorn), Art Edmaiston (tenor sax), Pat Fusco (piano), Sam Shoup (acoustic bass), and James Sexton (drums).
The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.
About Scott Thompson:
Scott Thompson boasts more than 35 years of experience as a professional trumpet player and has been one of the most recorded trumpet players in the last 25 years. Thompson received his undergraduate degree in Trumpet Performance and his master’s in Jazz Pedagogy at the University of Memphis.
He’s performed with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Randy Brecker, Chuck Findley, George Coleman, Lee Konitz, and all the Memphis piano greats, such as Phineas Newborn, James Williams, Donald Brown, and Mulgrew Miller.
His recording/touring credits include Al Green, Rufus Thomas, Cat Power, Lucero, Ann Peebles, and the Bo-Keys. His Grammy-winning credits include Robert Cray and Otis Rush. In 1993, Thompson won the Carmine Curuso International Trumpet Competition.
Lately, Thompson has been performing with Memphis’ Love Lite Orchestra, John Paul Keith, and Heavy Hitters 901, as well as his own jazz sextet, Scott Thompson’s Rescue Animals, which performs his original compositions.
Thompson’s musical influences include Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, and Clifford Brown among others.
About Strictly Jazz Entertainment:
Strictly Jazz Entertainment is committed to cultivating a growing community in the knowledge and appreciation of jazz. We facilitate dialogue and collaboration between the devoted supporters of jazz and the brand new constituents – those new to the genre – for the furthering of the jazz community. We provide a bridge between leading artists and a community that typically does not embrace jazz by promoting concerts in various venues to generate an atmosphere that is viable for the absorption of pure jazz.