Terry Miller, Raphael Semmes, and more!
In the wake of the most successful Township Jazz Festival ever, we move from April to May and come back inside to the "JAZZ SPOT" for a brand new edition of the Fusion Coffeehouse Jazz Series.
In our 16 years of presenting an impressive and eclectic array of the finest jazz musicians in the area we welcome this month one of the most versatile and talented when trumpeter Terry Miller stops by for some music and conversation. Terry's status on the Metro music scene makes him virtually omnipresent, as you can find him performing with festival favorites SOUTHERN KOMFORT and THE VAMPS, with the Big Easy 3,the Capital City Stage Band and even with the National Guard's 41st Army Band in a variety of venues from clubs and festivals to Churches and civic events. And as for the aforementioned versatility factor, Terry is not only an accomplished trumpeter but also a vocalist, arranger and high school band director. But that's just what he's done up until now as he is currently working on a new endeavor in development, the "Terry Miller Project."
This Sunday you will have the opportunity to hear Terry play and sing, but you will also hear him speak with Raphael about his music, his experiences performing with some of the most popular acts in the market as well as in a military band, and his passion for teaching young musicians as a Mississippi band director. Raphael says,"Terry is an amazing musician. One of the best I know. On trumpet, his tone and phrasing are impeccable. His vocals are smooth. And he is fun to talk to... direct, with a great sense of humor. And... we're from the same hometown! I'm looking forward to this one." And you should too.
It will be a great session and early arrival is recommended for best seating. Tell your music-minded friends to meet and join you for some great coffee and don't forget... it's Italian Gelato season again! See you Sunday.
Thank you to all those who made this year's festival our best yet!
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