MONDAY | MARCH 21, 2022 | 8 PM | EASTVOLD AUDITORIUM - KAREN HILLE PHILLIPS CENTER @ PLU
Thanks to a generous endowment established by PLU alumnus Dr. Richard Weathermon ’50, the Dick and Helen Weathermon Joyful Noise Endowment for jazz studies created an annual two-day artist-in-residence program. Each year, this endowment allows us to bring a renowned jazz artist to campus to perform with the University Jazz Ensemble and a select local high school jazz band, to lead rehearsals and public master classes, and participate in other educational and performance activities. Previous guest artists include Jeff Coffin, Vincent Herring, and Ernie Watts.
This year we present internationally acclaimed trumpeter Greg Gisbert. Often seen with the Maria Schneider Orchestra and with Wynton Marsallis in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Greg Gisbert has established himself as one of the most respected and sought-after trumpeters in jazz. His extensive career includes recordings and concerts with jazz greats such as Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Horace Silver, Clark Terry, Harry Connick Jr., Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Nancy Wilson, to name a few. He has been a frequent guest with the Smithsonian, Carnegie Hall, and Vanguard big bands, as well as with the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band. As a bandleader, Greg has released three CDs on the Criss Cross music label.
A generous music educator, Greg Gisbert has served on the faculty at University of Miami, Colorado Conservatory for the Arts, University of Denver, Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard School of Music, and University of Northern Colorado.