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Sean Jones

Born: May 29, 1978    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Sean Jones

As we’ve all been told, birds do it, bees do it—but anyone who’s actually gone to the trouble of falling in love knows that it’s a lot more complicated when humans get involved. Which can make the reality of relationships a bit disappointing for those weaned on a steady diet of radio-friendly love songs, but can also provide a much richer experience than it’s possible to describe in a couple of verses and a chorus.

As has become evident over the course of his five previous albums, Sean Jones is particularly adept at plumbing complex emotional depths through his trumpet playing and composing. So when he set his mind to recording a set of love songs, it should come as no surprise that he delved into the evocative nuances of love rather than the more obvious boys-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl generalities....
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”This CD will not only hip you to a plethora of deserving talents... it will provide food for spiritual, political and romantic reflection, plus outstanding listening.” —URBAN NETWORK

”emphasizes his gospel heritage and his ability to gild and gird various vocalists, two more reflective settings that showcase his range. His jazz scholarship is impeccable.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

Three-Time “Rising Star” —Downbeat Critics Poll

”He sets the standard for the next generation of jazz musicians... Bravo!” —ATLANTA JAZZ

”remarkably talented singers whose impact upon recording sessions, or in live concerts, cannot be denied. Kaleidoscope is one of those CD’s that offers so much content, so many special moments to savor, that a four-sentence review wouldn’t have sufficed.” —JazzReview.com

”Jones is excellent every time he picks up his horn.” —Pittsburgh Tribune Review

”Sean Jones embodies the 21st century jazz musician, an experimental, supremely talented type whose vision and sensibility encourages inclusion rather than separation.” —Amazon.com

As a Leader

Roots
Mack Avenue Records
2006
Track listing: 1. Children's Hymn; 2. Roots; 3. Divine Inspiration; 4. God's Gift; 5. Come Sunday; 6. Lift Every Voice; 7. Offering Time; 8. Conversations; 9. El Soul; 10. Puddin' Time; 11. What We Have; 12. John 3:16; 13. I Need Thee.
Personnel: Sean Jones: trumpet; Mulgrew Miller: piano (#1-6); Kenny Davis: acoustic and electric bass; Tia Fuller: alto sax, flute; Orrin Evans: keyboards (#7-13); Ron Blake: tenor saxophone (#9-10); Walter Smith III: tenor saxophone (#4,6); Andre Heyward: trombone (#10); E.J. Strickland: drums (#1-6); Corey Rawls: (#7-13).

Gemini
Mack Avenue Records
2005
Track listing: 1. Gemini (Phase 1) 2. In Her Honor 3. Reign of Patience 4. Blues for Matt B 5. BJ's Tune (Life in the Hand, Divine) 6. Mission Statement 7. Gemini (Phase 2) 8. Into the Sun 9. Chillin' at the Grill 10. T.V. Land 11. Momma's Groove 12. Gemini 13. Gemini (Phase 3).
Personnel: Obed Calvaire: Drums; Orrin Evans: Piano, Arranger, Keyboards, Fender Rhodes; Eddie Howard, Jr.: Organ; Jerome Jennings: Drums; Sean Jones: Trumpet, Flugelhorn.

Eternal Journey
Mack Avenue Records
2004
Tracks: 1. Gullyism 2. Eternal Journey 3. John 4. The Serpent 5. You Are My Everything 6. God Bless the Child 7. At the Last Minute 8. Searching 9. Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Bruce's Rainbow) 10. 95 South 11. The Very Thought of You.
Personnel: Sean Jones - Trumpet; Charles Fambrough - Bass; Ralph Peterson - Drums; Tia Fuller - Saxophones, Flute; Mulgrew Miller,Orrin Evans - Piano.

Roots
Mack Avenue Records
2006

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Primary Instrument:
Trumpet

Credentials/Background:
Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies - Duquesne University - current Adjudacator - North Carolina Regional Essentially Ellington Festival - 2006 Clinician - Carolina Jazz Festival - 2006 Clinician - Depaul University - 2006 Clinician - The Ohio Jazz Summit - 2004, 2006 Guest Speaker - Miller Elementary School - 2005 Clinician - Michigan State University Jazz Spectacular - 2005 Clinician and Performer - The Morehouse College Jazz Festival - 2005 Guest Speaker - Kinski Area High School Bands - 2005 Clinician - Yamaha Day of Trumpets - 2005 Guest Speaker - CAPA High School - 2005 Clinician and Performer - Dickinson College - 2003, 2005 Instructor (Trumpet) - Montclair Music Prep Division - 2003 Instructor (Trumpet and Pedagogy) - Jazz Connections - 2002 Adjunct Professor (Jazz Trumpet) - Youngstown State University - 2000-2001 Instructor - East Cleveland Public Schools - 2001

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May24 Irmc Park
Indiana, PA
Jun29 Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
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