TRUMPETER CLAY JENKINS MAKES ROCHESTER DEBUT

October 25, 2000

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ROCHESTER, NY – Renowned jazz trumpeter and newly appointed Eastman School of Music jazz faculty member Clay Jenkins, who has performed as a member of the Count Basie, Sten Kenton, and Buddy Rich orchestras, will make his Rochester debut in a performance with the Eastman Jazz Trio at 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, in Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St.). The concert is free and open to the public.

Jenkins came to Eastman this fall from California, where most recently he has been a member of the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (now affiliated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra). Jenkins also has performed and/or recorded with Joe LaBarbera, Bob Sheppard, Billy Childs, Jim Widner, Billy Harper, Dr. John, and many other jazz luminaries. Prior to teaching at Eastman, he served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, the Colburn School for the Performing Arts, and the California Institute for the Arts. Also in demand as a clinician, he has conducted workshops throughout the United States, and in South Africa, Japan, Italy, Germany, Korea, and Russia.

Jenkins and the Eastman Jazz Trio — pianist Harold Danko, drummer Rich Thompson, and bassist Jeff Campbell (all members of Eastman’s jazz faculty) — will perform selections to be announced from the stage.

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