Lake Norman Jazz Festival 2013


The Lake Norman Big Band with Music & Arts presents:
The 2nd Annual Lake Norman Jazz Festival on April 19-20 at Davidson College. Local big bands and jazz ensembles played with our featured guest artist, the world renowned trumpeter Allen Vizzutti.

Friday, April 19, 2013

    3:00 - 4:30 pm -- master class
       with Allen Vizzutti for ALL local students - held at Hough High School
    7:30 - 9:00 pm -- concert
       The Lake Norman Big Band
       Davidson College Jazz Combo

       Davidson College Jazz Ensemble featuring Allen Vizzutti

Saturday, April 20, 2013
    4:30 - 6:00 pm -- jazz clinic workshop
    7:00 - 9:30 pm -- concert
       Hough High School jazz ensemble
       Charlotte Jazz Orchestra
       The Lake Norman Big Band featuring Allen Vizzutti

All performances held at the Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College.

Guest artist -- Allen Vizzutti

Equally at home in a multitude of musical idioms, Allen Vizzutti has visited 40 countries and every state in the U.S. to perform with artists and ensembles including Chick Corea, Doc Severinsen, the Tonight Show Band, Chuck Mangione, Woody Herman, the Airmen of Note, the Army Blues, and many more.  He graduated from the famous Eastman School of Music, with Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees, and was the only wind musician ever awarded the Artist’s Diploma in Eastman’s history.  He has performed on over 100 motion picture and video game sound tracks, as well as television shows and recordings with such artists as Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Chick Corea, the Commodores and Prince.  His solo recordings include CDs such as "Ritzville",  “Trumpet Summit” and “Skyrocket.”  He is currently Artist In Residence at the University of South Carolina.  His publications include “The Allen Vizzutti Trumpet Method” and “New Concepts for Trumpet.”  Mr. Vizzutti is also a classical trumpeter, and has performed with the New Tokyo Philharmonic, the Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and many other symphony orchestras in Germany, Tokyo, St. Louis, Seattle, and many more.  More information about Allen Vizzutti can be found at  The Lake Norman Big Band and the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble are proud to accompany a musician of such accomplishment, fame and excellence.

Mr. Vizzutti is a Yamaha performing artist.

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