Sunday, September 29, 2013

SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY CAMPBELL, Jr.!!!


PEACE And BLESSINGS;

GOOD SUNDAY!!!

Musician/ Composer/Arranger/Bandleader/Educator/Writer/Actor ROY CAMPBELL, Jr. was born this day in 1952, and today celebrates his 61st Birthday.

ROY CAMPBELL, Jr. was born in LOS ANGELES, CA, grew up in NEW YORK CITY, NY, began taking Piano lessons as a child, and by the time he entered high school, was playing the Flute, Recorder, Violin, and during his senior year; he began earnestly studying the Trumpet.

ROY CAMPBELL, Jr. soon began training with the JAZZ MOBILE Program along with Kenny Dorham, Lee Morgan and Joe Newman.[2] Throughout the 1960s, still unacquainted with the avant-garde movement, he performed in the big bands of the Manhattan Community College. From the 1970s to the present he has performed primarily within the context of free jazz, spending some of this period studying with Yusef Lateef.

In the early 1990s, ROY moved to the Netherlands and performed regularly with Klaas Hekman and Don Cherry.[2] In addition to leading his own groups, he has performed with Yo La Tengo, William Parker, Peter Brotzmann, Matthew Shipp, and other improvisors. Upon returning to the United States he began leading his group Other Dimensions In Music and also formed the Pyramid Trio—a trio formed with William Parker that is unique for not employing the traditional use of a piano.[2] He performs regularly as part of the Festival of New Trumpet Music, which is held annually in NEW YORK CITY.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY CAMPBELL, Jr. SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ In The AFTERNOON!!!

PEACE And BLESSINGS;

-CCG;




 

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