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Terell Stafford Quintet
Terell Stafford Quintet

Wed, May 15


Sam First

Terell Stafford Quintet

Terell Stafford (trumpet), Bill Cunliffe (piano), Chris Lewis (sax), Mike Gurrola (bass), Roy McCurdy (drums) Two sets at 8:00pm & 9:30pm 21+ | $25 plus one drink minimum per set

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May 15, 2019, 8:00 PM

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players

of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” 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. Stafford’s 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.

Since the mid-1990’s, Stafford has performed with groups such as Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s

Sextet, Kenny Barron Quintet, Frank Wess Quintet, Jimmy Heath Quintet and Big Band, Jon Faddis Jazz

Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band. Stafford with the Hamilton-

Clayton Jazz Orchestra, performed on Diana Krall’s GRAMMY nominated From this Moment On (2006).

John Clayton invited Stafford to perform with the Clayton Brothers Quintet and Clayton-Hamilton Jazz

Orchestra. Stafford is a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and they were awarded a GRAMMY in

2009 for Best Large Ensemble, Live at the Village Vanguard. Stafford can be heard on over 130 albums

including his own, BrotherLee Love, Celebrating Lee Morgan, which received a 47th Annual NAACP Image

Award nomination. His most recent album, Family Feeling, is a BCM&D release.

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.

Terell Stafford was born in Miami and raised in Chicago, Illinois and Silver Spring, Maryland. 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.


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