Tune in to WRTI on Friday at 7 PM for a special Live Broadcast from South Jazz Kitchen with WRTI Host J. Michael Harrison. The Terell Stafford Quintet takes the stage with its unique interpretation of straight ahead jazz; listen from wherever you are.
With a band of this calibur, there is sure to be a sell-out crowd! Trumpeter Stafford is being joined by saxophonist Tim Warfield, pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Nathan Pence, and drummer Billy Williams. You'll be able to hear the first show of their weekend-long stint at South.
Terell Stafford is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies of the Boyer College of Music at Temple University. He is one of the most in-demand jazz artists in the world; we're proud to be able to present this concert to you.
An acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, Stafford has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner.
Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player, he combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads.
Since the mid-1990s, Stafford has performed with groups such as Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, Kenny Barron Quintet, Frank Wess Quintet, Jimmy Heath Quintet and Big Band, Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band.
In addition to his position as Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, he's founder and band leader of the Terell Stafford Quintet, and Managing and Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP). Stafford is renowned in the jazz world as an educator, performer and leader along with countless award nominations, accolades and associated acts.
Stafford has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and is the winner of a Grammy Award for the album Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard 2009.