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....
AwardsPulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Murray, Congressional Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Magenta Heart, Time Magazine Man of the Year, blah, blah, blah....
Blue Roof Blues: A Love Letter to New OrleansArbors Records
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- Blue Roof Blues: A Love Letter to New Orleans by Ken Dryden