Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Terell Stafford Quintet - Jazz Par Excellence - Coming to Fort Myers Thursday, March 12, 2020

Post-event write up by Dan Miller:
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"In what will probably be the last swinging night of music for us in SW Florida in the foreseeable future, the Terell Stafford Quintet featuring Tim Warfield, Bruce Barth, Nathan Pence and Billy Williams tore the roof off of the Sidney Berne Davis Art Center in Downtown Fort Myers.
Lew Del Gatto and I worked with Terell last week at Artis-Naples with the Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra (sextet) and we had a beautiful time. This week, he was back with his own group from NYC. Lew, Don Mopsick, Tony Vigilante and I were playing at the Barrel Room at 7pm and Terell, Tim, Bruce, Nathan and Billy came to hang for the first 45 minutes at the club. Then they walked down the street three blocks and hit at SBDAC at 8pm. Lew, Judi Woods and I ran down there on our break and heard Terell and Bruce playing a gorgeous duo ballad on Candy followed by a cooking version of Lee Morgan's Speedball. We finished our night at the Barrel Room then heard them wrap up their evening with a burning rendition of Billy Strayhorn's Raincheck. Terell is a true inspiration. He has a magnificent TONE and his improvisations are absolutely spectacular.
We followed it all up with a nice, late hang with all the cats until the wee small hours. Safe travels to Terell, Tim and company. Thanks to Lew, Don and Tony for always swinging so hard and thanks to the wonderful crowd of friends/music lovers that came out last night and filled the club and the SBDAC including Gerald AugustinMark A TaylorRalph Douglas and his crew from NY/NJ. If this was indeed our final night of music for awhile, it couldn't have been more perfect."

Terell SOLD OUT in Naples 
in Ft. Lauderdale -  
on This Show!

On Thursday, March 12, 2020 the Terell Stafford Quintet will be
at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, Florida.
They will be presenting a concert in tribute to the
music of Billy Strayhorn and Lee Morgan.  The NYC based
trumpeter, Stafford has been hailed by McCoy Tyner as “one
of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player.”
Sidemen include Tim  Warfield/Tenor Sax, Bruce Barth/Piano,
Nathan Pence/Bass and Billy Williams/Drums.

Terrell Stafford Quintet

Thursday, March 12, 2020
7pm: Cocktails, 8pm: Performance
 Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Founded by Terell Stafford, the members of the quintet are highly accomplished educators, composers, arrangers and band leaders. The Terell Stafford Quintet albums include: Time To Let Go, Centripetal Force, New Beginnings, Taking Chances, Fields of Gold, and This Side of Strayhorn.

Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player, he combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads. 

Since the mid-1990’s, Stafford has performed with groups such as Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, Kenny Barron Quintet, Frank Wess Quintet, Jimmy Heath Quintet and Big Band, Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band. Stafford with the HamiltonClayton Jazz Orchestra, performed on Diana Krall’s GRAMMY nominated From this Moment On (2006). John Clayton invited Stafford to perform with the Clayton Brothers Quintet and Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Stafford is a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and they were awarded a GRAMMY in 2009 for Best Large Ensemble, Live at the Village Vanguard. Stafford can be heard on over 130 albums including his own, BrotherLee Love: Celebrating Lee Morgan, which received a 47th Annual NAACP Image Award nomination. His most recent album, Family Feeling, is a BCM&D release. 

Stafford is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, founder and band leader of the Terell Stafford Quintet, and Managing and Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP). Stafford is renowned in the jazz world as an educator, performer and leader and has received countless award nominations and accolades. Terell Stafford was born in Miami and raised in Chicago, Illinois and Silver Spring, Maryland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Maryland in 1988 and a Masters of Music from Rutgers University in 1993. 


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