Jazz Ensembles to Feature Edwards Trumpet Guest Artist, Adam Meckler Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by

Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, Dave Stamps, director

From the Gustavus Department of Music, The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band directed by Dave Stamps, and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble, directed by John Engebretson will perform a concert Friday, May 5. at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature guest artist, Adam Meckler on trumpet. The performance will be held in Bjorling Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.

Adam Meckler is a trumpet player, composer and educator living in Minneapolis, MN. Adam is an official Edwards Instrument Co. Performing Artist and Clinician. His 18 piece big band The Adam Meckler Orchestra has become one of the most exciting bands on the scene. The AMO’s debut album When the Clouds Look Like This was released in September of 2014. By December it was listed among 2014’s Best Jazz Releases on iTunes. Adam holds faculty positions in trumpet and Jazz at McNally Smith College of Music, and MacPhail Center for Music. He tours and records with Youngblood Brass Band and Nooky Jones and plays regularly with a host of bands around the Twin Cities including The Jana Nyberg Group, Jack Brass Band, The Graydon Peterson Quartet and The Pete Whitman X-Tet. His latest release, Wander, by the Adam Meckler Quintet is now available through www.ShiftingParadigmRecords.com

Meckler’s performance is co-sponsored by Edwards Instrument Co.

The Adolphus Jazz Ensemble will be presenting pieces including Wind Machine by classic jazz composer, Sammy Nestico and the classic jazz tune Sway written by Pablo Beltran Ruiz and arranged by Mark Taylor. The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band will then take the stage with pieces from Duke Ellington’s Boy Meets Horn to Adam Meckler’s composition, When the Clouds Look Like This. The Lab Band will also be featuring a number of other guest student artists and soloists from within the ensemble.



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