Tacoma, Wash. – Celebrated trumpeter Jens Lindemann—a longtime member of the famed Canadian Brass— will be the featured soloist at Symphony Tacoma’s Symphony Sweethearts concert, taking place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater. Conducted by Sarah Ioannides, the performance will include favorites like “Themes from 007,” “My Funny Valentine,” “St. Louis Blues,” “You Made Me Love You,” “Stardust,” “Over the Rainbow,” a medley of Duke Ellington tunes and many others. Lindemann and Ioannides will be joined by Seattle jazz vocalist Stephanie Porter and the Pacific Lutheran University Jazz Ensemble, directed by David Deacon-Joyner. The concert is sponsored by KeyBank, Marine Floats and Pacific Lutheran University.
Lindemann’s diverse career has seen him perform for audiences ranging from the New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall to the NHL Stanley Cup and Queen Elizabeth. Winner of many of the most prestigious trumpet competitions in the world, Lindemann also serves on the faculty of UCLA. He is a founding member of All Star Brass, with whom he has released four CDs.
Known for her ability to interpret and bring powerful emotional nuance to a wide range of songs from repertoires including jazz, pop and R&B, KPLU reporters describe Porter as “a favorite not only among jazz listeners, but among jazz artists as well.” The artist is beloved in the Northwest, where she regularly performs for sold out crowds at venues including the Triple Door.
Tickets, starting at $19, are available online or by calling 253-591-5894.