IAJ Welcomes Curtis Taylor

IAJ is very pleased to welcome Grammy Award winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor to our roster of instructors. Curtis Taylor's lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts. His unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities and rhythm melt together for an unforgettable sound that directly connects with the soul of the listener. According to Taylor, “ When played honestly, music is the ultimate conveyer of truth and beauty.” Taylor has performed and recorded with Patrice Rushen, Billy Childs, Gary Novak, Bob Sheppard, Ed Motta, Marvin "Smitty' Smith, Rodney Whitaker, Antonio Hart and great gospel luminaries Karen

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SHADOW MAN: The story of Sammy Nestico – a Man & his Music

SHADOW MAN - The Sammy Nestico Story is a feature-length documentary film that explores the music, art, humanity, impact, and life of Sammy Nestico. It's a story we think needs to be told and also preserved. Over the past century, Sammy Nestico has been a giant contributor to the world of music - a true maestro - as a composer, orchestrator, writer, and arranger across the genres of classical, jazz, and big band sounds….His greatest musical love has been working with youngsters and students pursuing their dream. He loves being an educator and mentor. His impact in this area is

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Grossmont College Music Department presents Manny Cepeda Orchestra with a special guest performance by Derek Cannon! Save this night on your calendar and help support Grossmont College Music Department!  Enjoy San Diego's best musicians, salsa lessons, and great tasting food by Taco Company and Student Clubs knowing your ticket helps music students!  You won't want to miss this! It will be an amazing night!

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