Renowned trumpeter Sean Jones leads his group for our third Spring Concert of 2019 at Parmer Hall in the High Center at Messiah College. The event is held during our Central PA Jazz Camp - the concert begins at 7:30pm. All seats are general admission - free parking in the Messiah College lots. His group for the June 14th concert features some of the finest young players on the jazz scene - Jeff Reed (bass) Alex Brown (piano) &CV Dashiell (drums). Please support CPFJ and these wonderful artists with your attendance!
A highly respected and in-demand musician, Jones has recorded and/or performed with Joe Lovano, Jimmy Heath, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson, and Marcus Miller. The relationship with Miller led to another highly impacting experience when Jones was selected by Miller, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter for their Tribute to Miles tour in 2011.
Currently, Jones is artistic director of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco Performances, and a member of The SF JAZZ Collective. In addition, he was recently appointed as artistic director of Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz, which makes its Carnegie Hall debut and inaugural European tour in the summer of 2018. He has recently released his eighth recording, Live from Jazz at the Bistro, on Mack Avenue Records.
Heavily involved in education, Jones taught at the Berklee College of Music as the chair of the Brass Department before joining the Peabody Conservatory as the Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair in Jazz Studies in 2018. He has also taught at Duquesne University and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, while regularly offering master classes and clinics all around the world.