Austin, TX--Jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton was featured on the Austin American-Statesman's 2010 Out and About 500: Music list. The reader-nominated list includes 15 categories listing what the paper describes as people who are everywhere, all the time, often doing good, weaving the social fabric of Austin. Five hundred social units--couples or singles ..."
Lofton's listing includes his wife, writer/publicist Dean Lofton, and says, Austin has elaborated a long jazz history. Yet this South Carolina couple recently gave the scene a jumpstart with their ubiquitous presence and articulate advocacy."
The Music category includes nationally renowned musicians such as Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks; industry producers such as Terry Lickona of the Austin City Limits" KLRU/PBS television show; and entertainment giants such as Charles Attal and Charlie Jones of C3,(Lollapalooza, Austin city limits music festival). Other categories include a wide-range of names known well-beyond Austin, from Dan Rather to Willie Nelson to the current Governor of Texas.