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Jon-Erik Kellso

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: May 8, 1964    

Trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso started playing professionally in and around Detroit, Michigan where he was born in 1964. Jon began early, playing in a big band at age 11, in the International Youth Symphony at age 13, and in a concert alongside cornetist Wild Bill Davison at age 17. Kellso played with a wide variety of groups there, including the J.C. Heard Orchestra.

In '88 Jon-Erik joined James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band with whom he's made appearances throughout North America, concertized on PBS TV, and recorded extensively, including a recent CD with Maria Muldaur entitled “Naughty, Bawdy, and Blue,” and a DVD with her as well....
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Awards

Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Murray, Congressional Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Magenta Heart, Time Magazine Man of the Year, blah, blah, blah....
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    Blue Roof Blues: A Love Letter to New Orleans

    Arbors Records
    2007

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For those keeping score—the 1st soloist is cornetist Danny Tobias, followed by clarinetist Evan Christopher, trombonist Harvey Tibbs, trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, clarinetist Dan Block, guitarist Howard Alden, and that's drummer/vibes player Chuck Redd playing brushes on the table and chair and whatnot, trading with bassist Sebastian Girardot in town from Paris. Come visit us there at the Ear, we play Sundays, 8-11 pm, 326 Spring St., NYC. -Jon Kellso

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Featured recording “Blue Roof Blues: A Love Letter to New Orleans”

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Blue Roof Blues: A Love Letter to New Orleans

Arbors Records (2007)
Joe Lang wrote for the July/August '07 issue or Jersey Jazz: ”Blue Roof Blues: A Love Letter to New Orleans” is an exceptional album. Conceived as a tribute to the city that suffered so much from the devastation of Katrina, it is a triumph that evinces both the pain and joy of the city....Trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso assembled a company of outstanding musicians who are steeped in the traditional jazz sounds of the Crescent City, but who are constantly taking the music to places where it has not been before....Kellso once again proves that his is a unique and exceptional voice on trumpet....In addition, this album highlights his strength as a composer who honors the tradition, but adds a personal and contemporary sensitivity....Suffice to say that you will find that each (track) is a gem...

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Primary InstrumentTrumpet

LocationNew York, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundI'm good. The best in my price range, as a matter of fact.

Clinic/Workshop Informationmelodic improvisation, and collective improvisation.

Bob DeNicola Puje' trumpet, which is a trumpet with an identity crisis (it looks like an old shepherd's crook style cornet), pronounced Pudgie. Also a Bob DeNicola balanced action trumpet, a DeNicola cornet, a '40 Conn 12B Coprion trpt, a '22 Conn Victor cornet, a '30 Olds French Model trpt, a '61 Martin Committee Deluxe, '28 Buescher Aristrocrat Custom Built model 235 Bb/C/A trumpet, a King Silver Sonic cornet.... I play a Greg Black custom mouthpiece.
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