Acclaimed Trumpeter Terell Stafford and Friends Headline “Jazz Night” at Michener Art Museum on May 2


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DOYLESTOWN, PA -- Terell Stafford has been hailed “one of the great players of our time” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. The critically-acclaimed trumpeter and friends perform for Jazz Night at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on Saturday, May 2. Held in the Museum’s Ann and Herman Silverman Pavilion, Jazz Night features an hors d’oeuvre reception and access to myriad art exhibitions on view in the galleries.

Stafford is known for performances with Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, the Kenny Barron Sextet, the Frank Wess Quintet, the Jimmy Heath Big Band and the Jon Faddis Orchestra. A regular at such famed venues as Village Vanguard in New York City, he is currently a member of the Grammy-nominated Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and participates in groups led by drummer Matt Wilson and drummer Alvin Queen.

Fans can hear Stafford’s versatile style and ambitious edge on over 40 albums, including five as a leader. Among them, Taking Chances: Live at the Dakota (MaxJazz Records, 2007) “finds Terell Stafford carving out his place among the crowded field of talented trumpeters,” according to All About Jazz, and showcases a set so impressive that it “isn’t taking chances; it’s taking charge,” says Jazz Times.

An educator as well as a performer, Stafford is Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia and is a clinician for the prestigious Vail Foundation in Colorado and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Program. He has served as a faculty member for the Juilliard Institute for Jazz Studies in New York. He received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Maryland in 1988 and a Masters of Music from Rutgers University in 1993.

Jazz Night with Terell Stafford begins at 8:00 p.m. with hearty appetizers and desserts presented by Havana Catering and refreshments presented by River Horse Brewing Company and Sand Castle Winery. The concert takes place from 8:30 to 11:00 p.m. with one intermission. Museum galleries are open until 10:00 p.m.

Advance tickets are required for Jazz Night. General admission seating is $34.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members. Reserved table seating for four or six people is $42.00 for members and $48.00 for non-members. The reception and general Museum admission is included in the ticket price. Tickets are available by calling (215) 340-9800.

This event is sponsored by Friends of Jazz Night.

The James A. Michener Art Museum is an independent, non-profit institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania region. In addition to hosting a changing schedule of exhibitions from around the country, the Museum is home to the largest public collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings. The Museum offers a diverse program of educational activities that seek to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts. The Museum is located at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown. For current Museum hours and admission information, visit our website at MichenerArtMuseum.org or call the main phone number: (215) 340-9800. Group Tours: extension 117 / School Tours: extension 124.

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