Center Stage brings world-renowned jazz musician to campus

Posted by Lori Shull - Friday, October 28 2011
lshull@tntech.edu

thumb photo-byron-singingWorld-renowned jazz trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling and his quartet will perform at Tennessee Tech University’s Wattenbarger Auditorium.

The concert, sponsored by Center Stage, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. It is free and open to the public.

“This is a great opportunity for our students to learn from and interact with one of the best players in the world,” said Chris McCormick, jazz studies director at TTU. “Byron has a reputation for not only being a world-class player, but a top notch entertainer as well.”

Stripling started his career playing with the bands of Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman and Count Basie. He is the artistic director and conductor of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio. He has also played with more than 50 symphony and pops orchestras around the U.S. and Canada.

Stripling will be joined by Bobby Floyd on piano, Larry Cook on bass and Rich Thompson on drums.