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Music From the Great American Songbook

Curtis Taylor and Friend

Extraordinary Jazz Trumpet player Curtis Taylor will present a live music program featuring arrangements for trumpet and one additional instrument from the Great American Songbook, also known as “American Standards,” which is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early twentieth century. This will be an “Edu-tainment” style program, with Taylor performing and answering questions from audience members.

Instructor: Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor’s lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of musical maturity beyond most of his counterparts. His unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities, and rhythm directly connects with the soul of the listener. According to Taylor, “When played honestly, music is the ultimate conveyer of truth and beauty.” Taylor completed his BA in Jazz Studies at Michigan State University. He went on to attain his Master’s at Rutgers University, where he studied with the late William “Prof” Fielder, who taught many jazz notables, including Wynton Marsalis.

Coordinator: Reed Sullivan

Course Number: OSHR-70093   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
08/14/2017 In-class 125097 $0.00  

Day and Time: Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla