Featuring Jens Lindemann, trumpet
Stephanie Porter, vocalist
Pacific Lutheran University Jazz Ensemble
David Deacon-Joyner, director
Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass Herald). He has played in every major concert venue in the world and has performed as lead trumpet with the renowned Canadian Brass and in a solo Command Performance for the Queen of England. “The trumpet is capable of being played with the virtuosity of a violin, the tenderness of the numan voice and the stylistic flexibility of the piano,” he says. “it allows me an endless range of communication with audiences.” Hear this outstanding brassman along with Seattle vocalist Stephanie Porter, the Pacific Lutheran University Jazz Ensemble, and the full Symphony Tacoma performing Rodgers & Hart, Ellington, Garner — the perfect “Lover’s Day” outing!
The music will include “Themes from 007,” “My Funny Valentine,” “St. Louis Blues,” “You Made Me Love You,” “Stardust,” “Over the Rainbow,” a medley of great Duke Ellington tunes, and many other favorites.
GUEST ARTIST SPONSOR: RICHARD BARTOLATZ & THOMAS SAWYER