Marvin Stamm Clinic

Thursday / October 1, 2009 / 1:15 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States

Trumpeter Marvin Stamm began his career as soloist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and toured later with the Woody Herman Orchestra. Upon moving to New York, he gained considerable recognition playing with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and the Duke Pearson Big Band as well as Frank Sinatra and the Benny Goodman Sextet.

Currently, Stamm's activities include performing as a soloist, in a duo with pianist Bill Mays, and with his jazz quartet. In 2006, Stamm and Mays formed a trio with cellist Alisa Horn—the Inventions Trio—that tours throughout the year, playing a wide and eclectic repertoire of music in jazz clubs, universities, and concert venues throughout the United States. Stamm continues to tour worldwide with the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, a select all-star ensemble. In addition to his performances and recordings, he has, for many years, invested a good deal of his time touring colleges and universities offering his talents as a jazz educator.

Recent recordings include Live at Birdland, a quartet project recorded in the famous New York Jazz club, created with drummer Ed Soph and featuring bassist Rufus Reid and pianist Bill Mays. Guitarist John Abercrombie guests on four tracks. Stamm's most recent release is Alone Together, a DVD/CD project recorded in Los Angeles featuring his quartet with, again, Mays, Reid, and Soph.