Sonoma State University trumpet instructor Dave Len Scott dons his most comfortable shoes when he plays John Coltrane's iconic "Giant Steps" with pianist Ken Cook in Schroeder Hall at Sonoma State's Green Music Center Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Scott's performance is part of the university's faculty recital series, which runs Feb. 21 through April 3.
Scott, who studied trumpet with Armando Ghitalla of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, first fell in love with jazz during junior high from his band director Louis Smith, a jazz trumpeter active in New York City in the 50s. Founder and leader of TRUMPETSUPERGROUP and the Dave Len Scott Jazz Quartet, Scott has also performed with the Honolulu, Napa and Santa Rosa symphonies. Joining him will be trumpeter Daniel Gianola-Norris and the SSU Faculty Brass Quintet.
The series of chamber music, jazz, original and avant-garde works also includes the Navarro Trio; a faculty composers concert featuring the faculty jazz ensemble; music for voice and chamber ensemble; Northern Indian classical music; and guest performers from outside the university.
Tickets are $8 and free to SSU students.
Schroeder Hall is located at Sonoma State’s Green Music Center, two miles east of Highway 101 on Rohnert Park Expressway, near the intersection with Petaluma Hill Road. Parking is available in lots L, M, N and O.
SSU FACULTY RECITAL SERIES
Sunday Feb 21, 2 pm – Navarro Trio: Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio in D major and Schumann’s Piano Trio in D minor op. 63
Thursday, Feb 25, 7:30 pm – Wind Power: Trumpeters Dave Len Scott, Daniel Gianola-Norris & Friends in classical, jazz and avant-garde works for brass
Thursday, Mar 10, 7:30 pm – Faculty Composers Concert: Faculty Jazz Ensemble plays original jazz; Brian S. Wilson’s “Angels” for brass and organ (2015), features organist Jonathan Dimmock and guest musicians
Sunday, Mar 13, 2 pm – Music for voice and chamber players featuring soprano Carol Menke with Marilyn Thompson, piano and Roy Zajac, clarinet
Saturday, Mar 26, 7:30 pm – Emeritus musicologist and vocalist Laxmi G. Tewari performs classical music of Northern India
Sunday, Apr 3, 2 pm – Navarro Trio & Friends: violinist Philip Santos and violist Nancy Ellis guest perform an all-Russian program