Utah Trumpet Guild Jazz Festival

The Utah Trumpet Guild's Jazz Festival was held Saturday November 3, 2018, at the Browning Center of Weber State University.

The festival's guest artist was Brad Goode, professor at the University of Colorado. Goode's His first class on trumpet fundamentals was helpful and practical for players of all ages. The audience included high school students, collegiate students, professionals, and enthusiasts. 

Brad Goode with a student participant 

In a subsequent class on jazz improvisation, Goode worked one-on-one with participants on improvisational skills. The class had an impromptu reading of Joy Spring harmonized for four trumpets with Goode as soloist.

The evening presented a concert featuring Goode. After his set, Goode invited students to come up and jam with him. After a handful of trumpet players took advantage of the opportunity, other musicians started to join in the jam session as well. Some rhythm section students got a chance to play and everyone started joining the stage. The last tune was Billie's Bounce and Goode invited anyone with an instrument to come to the stage and participant. 

Summerhays Music and Riverton Music stores exhibited merchandise at the festival.

(Source: Seretta Hart)

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