Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT)
featuring Claudio Roditi with The West Point Jazz Knights Big Band
Sunday, Oct 07, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
Born 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Claudio Roditi arrived in New York in 1976 and quickly broke into the local circuit, performing and recording with Joe Henderson, Charlie Rouse, Herbie Mann, Tito Puente, McCoy Tyner, and Paquito D’Rivera. The trumpeter is a former member of Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra; he earned a Grammy Award nomination in 1995 for his album Symphonic Bossa Nova with Ettore Stratta and the Royal Philharmonic. There will be no music charge for tonight’s performances, featuring Claudio Roditi with the acclaimed Jazz Knights big band of the US Military Academy at West Point.