FONT West 2020 - Jazz Concert w/ Curtis Taylor & Ivan Trujillo

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Join us on February 2 for the Brass Band Blast-Off opening the second annual Festival of New Trumpet Music West – FONT West!

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The week-long festival begins with a free afternoon concert featuring bands led by two of the finest trumpeters in the region: San Diego-based Curtis Taylor and Ensenada-based Ivan Trujillo.

CURTIS TAYLOR QUARTET

Grammy Award-winner Curtis Taylor and his quartet play the music from his latest 2019 release, Snapshot, a collection of jazz standards and Taylor’s own compositions. His unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities and rhythm melt together for an unforgettable sound that directly connects with the soul of the listener. Taylor’s performance credits include such major artists as Patrice Rushen, Billy Childs, Gary Novak, Bob Sheppard, Ed Motta, Marvin "Smitty' Smith, Rodney Whitaker, Antonio Hart and great gospel luminaries Karen Clark-Sheard, Kierra Sheard and the Singletons, as well as extensive stints with pianist Cyrus Chestnut and saxophonist James Carter. His Grammy wins come from his contributions to the albums of jazz vocalist Gregory Porter, produced by UC San Diego Music faculty member, Kamau Kenyatta.

LA COVACHA BIG BAND

The Ensenada-based La Covacha Big Band makes its US-debut in this concert. Founded in 2013, the 11-piece La Covacha Big Band spans a wide spectrum of the jazz repertoire, from Ellington and Basie to electronica and contemporary music. For this program for FONT West, the band will focus on the original compositions of their leader, trumpeter Ivan Trujillo, one of Baja California’s leading jazz artists. Trujillo incorporates electronics and looping into his solos, adding a fascinating depth and variety of timbres to his driving compositions for this large ensemble. In addition to his role with La Covacha, Trujillo is known for leading his own small bands and for his work with the Nortec Collective Bostich+Fussible and the B Side Players. He has appeared at festivals worldwide including FONT NYC, Glastonbury (UK), Fusion (Germany), and Festival Cervantino (Mexico). He is the founder and director of the annual Semana de Improvisacion and the Semana de Jazz in Ensenada.

Visit extension.ucsd.edu/fontwest to view a listing of the week's performances.

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