The Tom Harrell Quartet will perform at Hope College on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Mojo Magazine has called Grammy nominee Tom Harrell, “a supreme trumpet/flugelhorn player” having “an endless flow of bubbling, intricate ideas conveyed with an almost serene delivery…a master.”
Award-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger Tom Harrell has worked with important figures in jazz history including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Dizzie Gillespie, Horace Silver, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Sam Jones (with whom he co-led a big band in the 1970s), Jim Hall, Charlie Haden and Joe Lovano. Harrell also recorded on Grammy-winning albums by Gerry Mulligan and Bill Evans.
Even with a discography of more than 260 recordings and a career that spans more than four decades, he has stayed current as he continues to actively record and tour around the world. He is a frequent winner in DownBeat and Jazz Times magazines’ critics and readers polls.
Harrell is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in music composition. A prolific composer and arranger, he has recorded and/or performed his work with Carlos Santana, Cold Blood, Azteca, Vince Guaraldi, Hank Jones, Kenny Barron, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Danish Radio Big Band, WDR Big Band, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, and Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.