John Lumpkin’s Jazz Discovery Series Featuring Andrae Murchinson
Known for his sweet tone and soulful trombone, Andrae Murchison is one of the most versatile and talented trombonist of his generation. AM holds on to his soulful roots in Savannah, Georgia where he grew up surrounded by traditional gospel music at home and in church. The power of the music touched his soul and was the beginning to his musical journey as a trombonist, composer and arranger.
The series is curated by The University of North Florida graduate and jazz arranger, producer and artist John Lumpkin. “Jacksonville loves jazz. The Jazz Discovery Series introduces our community to amazingly talented musicians that are leading the next generation of jazz,” said Lumpkin. His band will continue to serve as the trio for the Series. In addition to being on staff at UNF and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts; Lumpkin holds a Master’s Degree from Florida State University and has shared the stage with notable musicians, such as: Delfeayo Marsalis, Wycliff Gordon, Marcus Roberts, Arturo Sandoval, Curtis Fuller, Marcus Printup, Houston Pearson, Rufus Reid, Ben Tucker, James Moody, Nathan Davis and David Baker.
This season, the Jazz Discovery Series will take residency in the theatre’s prestigious lobby space; which is where the Ritz held its popular Jazz Jamm series in early to mid-2000’s.
Date and Time
Saturday, April 8, 2017 / 8:00 pm