Born: August 20, 1961
Columbus Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director and trumpet virtuoso, Byron Stripling, has ignited audiences throughout the world. Stripling has become a favorite throughout the country, soloing with Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Utah Symphony, and The American Jazz Philharmonic. He has also been a featured soloist at the Hollywood Bowl and performs at jazz festivals throughout the world.
An accomplished actor and singer, Stripling was chosen, following a worldwide search, to star in the lead role of the Broadway bound musical, “Satchmo.” Many will remember his featured cameo performance in the television movie, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” and his critically-acclaimed performance in the 42nd Street production of “From Second Avenue to Broadway.”...
- Byron, Get One Free... by Dave Nathan
- Byron, Get One Free by C. Michael Bailey
- If I Could Be With You: Byron Stripling and Friends Play Louis Armstrong by C. Michael Bailey
- Striplingnow! by C. Michael Bailey
Mr. Stripling stopped the show
Mr. Stripling is a powerful trumpeter, at ease with the most complicated and detailed bebop lines and an open-armed Armstrong swagger.
Los Angeles Times - - Charles Champlin
... one of the weekend's remarkable debuts... was Byron Stripling, a towering and powerful trumpet player, who has been compared to a later Louis Armstrong but whose lightning runs and startling intervals are right out of bop. When he played ... the effect was of an abbreviated history of jazz in two choruses.