Trumpet great Sean Jones will appear with two local big bands - The Texas Instruments Jazz Band and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO) Jazz Orchestra.
Sean played trumpet for 6 years with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra under Wynton Marsalis. He also spent several years as a member of the SFJAZZ Collective. Sean has been prominently featured with a number of artists, recording and/or performing with many major figures in jazz, including Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson and Marcus Miller. Sean was selected by Miller, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter for their Tribute to Miles tour in 2011.
Sean is also an internationally recognized educator. He was recently named the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair of Jazz at John Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute in Baltimore. Before coming to Peabody, Sean served as the Chair of the Brass Department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
The TI Jazz Band is a Dallas, TX based big band now in their 33rd year. They have performed with many jazz greats including Clark Terry, Phil Woods, John Pizzarelli, Kurt Elling, Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal, Delfeayo Marsalis, Frank Mantooth, Blue Lou Marini, and Tom Bones Malone.
The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO) Jazz Band features some of the best local high school musicians in the DFW area performing together in an all-star ensemble.