Trumpeter extraordinaire, the brilliant Terell Stafford leads the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in three February concerts, and Centrum supporters can get a 25 percent discount on tickets by using the code SRJOLOVESCENTRUM.
The shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Kirkland Performance Center.
Stafford has been hailed by piano legend McCoy Tyner as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player.”
He has performed and recorded with the Benny Golson Sextet, the McCoy Tyner Sextet, the Jimmy Heath Quintet and Big Band, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band.
Stafford will lead the SRJO and play as the featured soloist on a variety of his favorite pieces for jazz ensemble. Concert selections include great works by Gil Evans, Freddie Hubbard and Chick Corea, plus the jazz standards “Blame It on My Youth,” “Candy,” “I’ll Close My Eyes” and original works written by Stafford. For more information and tickets, visit srjo.org.