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Jazz Trumpeter Marvin Stamm Performs Feb. 17 at Appalachian

BOONE — Trumpeter Marvin Stamm joins the Appalachian State University Jazz Ensemble I for a concert Feb. 17. The music begins at 8 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium. Admission is $3.

Stamm toured with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and with Woody Herman in the 1960s. After settling in New York in 1966, he established himself as a jazz and studio trumpeter. He has recorded with Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand.

His recordings include “Machinations,” “Stammpede,” “Bop Boy” and “The Stamm/Soph Project.”

“Stamm has a gorgeous tone on the trumpet and flugelhorn and he flies through the changes,” wrote Downbeat magazine. “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,” wrote JazzTimes.

Stamm is a performing artist and clinician for Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments Inc.

The program will include selections from the following:

“Caravan” by Duke Ellington, “Emily” by Johnny Mercer, “Lover Man” by Jimmy Davis, “Samba De Oro” by Bill Prince, “All of Me” arranged by Thad Jones and “Pegasus” by Hank Levy.

Todd Wright directs the jazz ensemble.

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