Jazz Orchestras and Jazz Trumpeter Michael Philip Mossman
Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium
MSUFCU JAZZ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Jazz Trumpeter Michael Philip Mossman performs with Jazz Orchestras.
$15 adults; $12 seniors; $5 for students and those under 18 with valid ID
Mossman has been active on the international scene since the age of 17, and has performed and recorded with his own groups and with bands led by a virtual who's who of the music industry. He currently is lead trumpeter with Jazz at Lincoln Center's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.and is featured as lead trumpet and arranger on their Grammy-winning album, "Song for Chico," as well as on "Un Noche Inolvidable" and "40 Acres and a Burro."
He has toured and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, McKoy Tyner, Gerry Mulligan, Joe Zawinul, Slide Hampton, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Jon Faddis, George Gruntz, Bob Mintzer, Steve Turre, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Tom Pierson, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, the Charles Mingus Orchestra, Benny Carter, the Gil Evans Orchestra, and the Count Basie Orchestra.
A key performer in Latin Jazz, Mossman has also performed classical and contemporary classical pieces with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Naumburg Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Composer's Guild, the Garden State Chamber Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony, the National Symphony of the Dominican Republic, and the contemporary classical ensemble Secret Cosmos. He has held positions on the faculties of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Rutgers University, The New School for Social Research, Bloomfield College and Manhattanville College. He is currently Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in New York City.