Wed., Feb. 5, Noon, VisTaTech Center, main campus in Livonia
John Trudell, one of the founders of the Michigan Jazz Festival, is a musician whose professional career has spanned fifty plus years and involved many facets of the music business. Trudell and his quintet will perform a free concert at noon on Feb. 5 as part of Schoolcraft College’s Noon Concert Series. The concert will be held in the VisTaTech Center.
One of the finest trumpet players in the music industry today, he is also a music contractor and a respected big band leader. He has performed with the big bands of Tommy Dorsey, Sam Donahue, Tex Beneke, Bob Crosby, Ray McKinley, Ralph Martieri, and Quincy Jones. He was lead trumpet for Motown Records, and recorded with such artists as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops and many more.
The concert is free and is open to the public. For more information about Schoolcraft College’s various music programs visit www.schoolcraft.edu/music