Trumpet Summit: "Generations" w/ Shane Endsley, Greg Gisbert, & Miles Lujan

Trumpet Summit: "Generations" w/ Shane Endsley, Greg Gisbert, & Miles Lujan

Tue, August 29, 2017

6:30 pm

$10.00 - $25.00

Trumpets: Greg Gisbert, Shane Endsley, & Miles Lujan
Piano: Ron Jolly
Bass: Mark Simon
Drums:Todd Reid

This project is entitled Generations. This evening we will be paying respect to some world class trumpet players who have had an impact on many jazz musicians lives through their talent and musicianship. Many jazz trumpet players have come from Colorado and some currently reside here namely, Al Hood, Brad Goode, Gabe Mervine, Greg Gisbert, Shane Endsley, Scott Wendholt etc. Miles Lujan has recognized the talent of these musicians and has followed their careers as well as studied privately with them for many years.

Trumpet Summit: "Generations" w/ Shane Endsley, Greg Gisbert, & Miles Lujan
Trumpet Summit: "Generations" w/ Shane Endsley, Greg Gisbert, & Miles Lujan
Shane Endsley has just returned to his hometown of Denver after years in NY building his reputation as one of the most unique voices on the trumpet today. DownBeat magazine named him as one of the "Top 25″ trumpeters of his generation and he was cited as a Rising Star in the 2013 Critics Poll and in 2013,JazzTimes readers voted him the "Best Trumpet Player under 40." Shane is a founding member of the Grammy nominated group Kneebody, currently recording for Concord Records and Brainfeeder. A truly modern and dynamic musician, he can be found on recordings and appearances with artists ranging from Jazz innovators like Steve Coleman, Dave Binney, and Donny McCaslin, to folk and rock icons like Ani DiFranco, Pearl Jam, and Erin McKeown.

In 2011, Shane released his second recording as a leader, debuting on Low Electrical Records (owned and operated by Kneebody) with Then The Other by Shane Endsley and The Music Band. This album was named one of the 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2010 by The Los Angeles Times.

"Jazz keeps slowly widening, and trumpeter Shane Endsley is working calmly and effectively at the perimeter." – The New York Times

"Endsley has mastered the trick of keeping the listener guessing." – JazzTimes

Greg Gisbert plays both lead and jazz trumpet at an international level. If you don’t see him on a CJRO concert, its because he’s playing that night with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Honest, and maniacally talented, Greg Gisbert hit the national jazz scene at an early age and seems to have been on the road ever since. He ventured forth from his childhood home in Denver to attend Berklee, but soon found himself wandering around a tour bus dodging insults from Buddy Rich. He eventually settled in New York, and over the years has been an integral player with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Horace Silver, Maynard Ferguson, Bobby Shew, Maria Schneider, John Fedchok, and the Smithsonian, Carnegie Hall , and Vanguard Big Bands. In addition to also recording with most of these groups, Greg also has three CD’s out as a leader on the Criss Cross label, with such notable sidemen as Billy Drummond, Chris Potter, and Gregory Hutchinson.

Miles Lujan has been playing the trumpet since the seventh grade. His high school accomplishments include many years of playing in the Colorado All State Band and All State Jazz Band. Miles was invited as a senior in high school to join both the Symphonic and Jazz bands at UNC and is presently completing his major at CU boulder in Jazz Performance playing in both the Thompson Jazz Studies Orchestra and student jazz combos. He has performed with Tia Fuller, Greg Osby, Vincent Dimartino, Greg Gisbert, Jeff Coffin, Stan Sulzmann, Ernie Watts and the Telluride Jazz All-Stars. He gives thanks to his mentor Greg Gisbert for his guidance and inspiration.
Venue Information:
Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO, 80202