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March 6, 2012 > Jazz students join NY trumpeter for "Night of Jazz"

Jazz students join NY trumpeter for "Night of Jazz"

Submitted By Diane Daniel

New York trumpeter Marvin Stamm will perform with the CSU East Bay jazz ensembles at the 13th Annual "Night of Jazz" fundraiser Monday, March 12 at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Jack London Square, Oakland. All proceeds will go to the CSUEB Music Scholarship and Special Events Funds.

The concert will include performances by the CSUEB Jazz Orchestra big band, under the direction of assistant professor Johannes Wallmann, as well as by several small groups from the University's jazz program.

Trumpet virtuoso Stamm will be joining the Jazz Orchestra as a featured soloist, a role that he honed as a member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Woody Herman Big Band, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Duke Pearson Big Band, with Frank Sinatra, the Benny Goodman Sextet, and Louis Bellson's Big Band.

Over several decades as a first-call studio player in New York, Stamm also recorded with Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Frank Foster, and countless others. He currently co-leads the Inventions Trio with pianist Bill Mays and cellist Alisa Horn.

"Downbeat Magazine" wrote, "Stamm has a gorgeous tone on the trumpet and flugelhorn, and he flies through the changes." "Jazz Times" said, "The Memphis native has chops and talent in abundance. He can burn on bebop changes, or mellow out on a ballad, all the time maintaining the lucid consistency that enthusiasm and experience engenders."

"Jazz Review" wrote, "It is a pleasure listening to the work of Marvin Stamm, anytime! Stamm is a musician's musician, performing flawlessly on his trumpet and flugelhorn."

Wallmann, CSUEB Jazz Orchestra director, is thrilled at the opportunity for our students to perform with such a consummate musician. "Marvin Stamm played a key role shaping the sound of every major American big band of the 1960s and 1970s. He not only exemplifies big band and small group jazz trumpet playing, but has also spent decades working in the rarified circle of New York studio musicians that every record producer and music contractor clamored to get for their recording projects," he said.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door for the 8 p.m. show; prices for the 10 p.m. show are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, or $10 for CSUEB students at the door. Reservations may be made at or by calling (510) 238-9200.

For more information about this event, visit or call (510) 885-3167. To sponsor this event or other Music Department events, please contact Penny Peak at or at (510) 885-4156.

CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify event sponsor at (510) 885-3167 well in advance if accommodation is needed.

Night of Jazz
Monday, March 12
8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Yoshi's Jazz Club
510 Embarcadero West
Jack London Square, Oakland
(510) 885-3167
(510) 238-9200
Tickets: $10 - $30

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