2015 Jazz Discovery
Music Festival

Saturday, March 21, 2015



Evening Concert




Terell Stafford - trumpet 

Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as ìone of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet playerî by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player, he combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Staffordís exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads. Stafford is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, founder and band leader of the Terell Stafford Quintet, and Managing and Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP). Stafford is renowned in the jazz world as an educator, performer and leader and has received countless award nominations and accolades. Joseph Henson - tenor sax 

Saxophonist Joseph Henson is a native of Rock Hill, SC and is currently a seventeen-year member of the US Army Blues Jazz Ensemble in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1989 and went on to receive a degree in saxophone performance from the University of South Carolina and a Masterís in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. Joseph has contributed to the US Army Blues as a composer, arranger, soloist, and is currently the bandís musical director. He is a regular faculty member at the annual National Jazz Workshop, teaching jazz theory, improvisation and small groups. He and his wife Mary homeschool four of their five children and reside in Fairfax, Va, where he also enjoys mountain biking, roasting his own coffees, and preaching occasionally at their local church.
Regan Brough - bass 

Regan Brough began playing electric bass at age eleven for his family steel band, Pan Jam. The son of a university percussion professor, Regan was exposed and expected to play in a wide variety of world and ethnic music in his early years. As a teenager, Regan received several outstanding soloist awards culminating at the 2005 International Society of Bassists Convention where he was awarded second place in the Jazz Solo Division. Soon thereafter he graduated from Brigham Young University magna cum laude with a bachelorís degree in bass performance. In 2006 he became the bassist for the premiere jazz ensemble of The United States Army, The Army Blues, a component of ìPershingís Ownî in Washington D.C. He has performed at the White House, the Vice-Presidentís home, for heads of state, and various military leaders from around the world. Regan continues to perform actively in the D.C. area and can often be heard with the Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra and The Capitol Bones. An active composer and arranger, Regan has written for big band, choral groups, various chamber ensembles and orchestrated several works for string and chamber orchestras. He received his MM in Music Composition from George Mason University in 2013.
Shawn Purcell - guitar

Shawn Purcell is a graduate of Duquesne University where he was awarded a Bachelor of Music in Recording Arts and Sciences in 1993. In 2006, Purcell earned a Master of Arts in Music, with an emphasis in jazz composition and arranging, from Middle Tennessee State University, and in 2011, he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance with a minor in ethnomusicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Purcell is a jazz guitarist, bandleader, arranger, composer, and educator. He has been active as a featured soloist with small ensembles and jazz big bands, and he has shared the stage with many of the worldís top jazz artists. He has served on the jazz faculty at George Mason University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, and was a Visiting Lecturer in Jazz Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington under the direction of David Baker. From 1996-2004, Purcell was the guitarist in the United States Air Force premier jazz ensemble, The Airmen of Note, based in Washington D.C. In 2011, Purcell auditioned and won the position as guitarist with the U.S. Naval Academy Band, Annapolis, MD and most recently won the position as guitarist with the U.S. Navy Band ìCommodoresî jazz ensemble in Washington D.C. He also serves as adjunct professor of jazz studies at Towson University.

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