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JLCO trumpet section and the Juilliard jazz trumpets

From L to R: Kenny Rampton, Ryan Kisor, Anthony Hervey, Marcus Printup, Giveton Gelin, Noah Halpern, Jonah Moss, Wynton Marsalis

Great dinner last night after our first Christmas concert at Gabriel’s (across the street from the House of Swing) with our JLCO trumpet section and the Juilliard jazz trumpets. We talked about great trumpeters from Louis Armstrong to Dizzy, Lew Soloff, Joe Shepley, Jon Faddis, Miles, Freddie, Clark Terry, Sweets, Marcus Belgrave and on and on.

We told and heard all kinds of stories about our personal histories and aspirations. Got to show our younger colleagues the type of love and respect we have for each other and for them. Talked about how personal playing the music with and for each other is. It was a beautiful hang that would have made Lew Soloff proud. We respect these kids and they are a great future for the music because of their talent, soul, humility and creative intelligence.

Wynton

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