Frankfort Trumpet Guild Inaugural Event
On February 12, 2017, the Frankfort Trumpet Guild held its inaugural event, an improvisation/jazz master class with trumpeter Marlin McKay.
McKay is Assistant Professor of High Brass and Director of Jazz and Commercial Music at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky. McKay has performed with such notable artists as Slide Hampton, Wycliffe Gordon, Terrell Stafford, and Snarky Puppy.
High school, college, professional, and community trumpet players attended the master class. These included former ITG President Vince DiMartino, who also shared trumpet insights with event participants. For some of the older community players, this was the first master class they had attended in almost 30 years. This was the first of many events to be hosted by the Frankfort Trumpet Guild, in an effort to spur “comeback” players and to encourage younger players to keep playing and learning.
The Frankfort Trumpet Guild is an affiliate chapter of ITG based in Frankfort, Kentucky. The founding members are David Goins, Drew O’Dell, and Coleman Scott.
Source: Coleman Scott, Frankfort Trumpet Guild
Vince DiMartino, Marlin McKay, and Frankfort Trumpet Guild members