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Jazz Trumpeter Sean Jones Gets You in The Mood


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Veronica Corpuz

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Weekend with jazz artist


Saturday, February 12, 2011, at the Cabaret at Theater Square

Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents “shades of love,” a special BNY Mellon JazzLive exclusive the weekend before Valentine’s Day, featuring the music of jazz star, Sean Jones. On Saturday, February 12, 2011, at 10 p.m. Mr. Jones, along with his New York Quintet, will perform songs from the soon-to-be-released CD, No Need for Words, at the Cabaret at Theater Square. A second show, For Lovers Only: A Celebration of the Love Song, will be held at 11:30 p.m. Mr. Jones notes, “From the most euphoric feeling, to the heart wrenching agony of loneliness, this music will take you on a journey through the various hues and tones of love.”

Janis Burley Wilson, Vice President for Education and Director of Jazz Programs at the Trust, says, “Anticipation is high for the new album, No Need for Words, and we are excited to be able to give the Pittsburgh jazz audiences an opportunity to hear this beautiful music before the rest of the world.”

Sean Jones has established a reputation as one of the finest jazz trumpet players in the world, touring with his own band, as lead trumpeter with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, with the Marcus Miller band, and numerous other groups, all over the world. He also resurrected the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra in 2009. He is considered by his fellow musicians, and critics, to be the “heir apparent” to the jazz legacy left by greats like Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard. Jones New York quintet includes Louis Cato on drums, Orrin Evans on piano, Luques Curtis on bass, and Brian Hogans on saxophone.

The band is made up of a group of young superstars in their own right. Louis Cato has played with Marcus Miller, Phillip Bailey, Mos Def, Q-tip, and attended Berkeley School of Music. Orrin Evans has 12 albums, has been named the Philadelphia Ambasador for the Arts, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Solo. Luques Curtis plays with Latin jazz legend, Eddie Palmieri, and just released his first album as a leader. Brian Hogans plays with Russell Gun, and has played with Sean Jones for four years. A multi-instrumentalist, Hogans plays sax, drums, and piano.

Tickets for each show cost $25.75 - $30.75 and are available by calling 412-456-6666, visiting or purchasing at the Box Office at Theater Square.

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