Date: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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Wendell Brunious, is a trumpet master who is a leading exponent of traditional New Orleans jazz and equally adept at more modern bebop stylings. This evening's performance will reflect both those areas of focus and feature two different supporting ensembles made up of students from Loyolaʼs jazz progam.
Born in New Orleans in 1954, Wendell is a member of a prominent local musical family. His father, John Brunious, played trumpet and piano, and arranged for Billy Eckstein
and Cab Calloway, among others. Wendell´s uncle, Willie Santiago, was one of the first
guitar players recorded, and at one time worked with the legendary Buddy Bolden.
Brunious grew up in New Orleans playing trumpet and singing, and did his first recording when he was only 9 years old. Since then, he has performed with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (a stint that lasted more than 23 years), the Olympia Brass Band, the Tuxedo Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Bob Haggard, Harry Connick, Jr.
**Due to scheduling conflicts, this concert will take place at Satchmo's on Loyola's main campus.**