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Midwest Trumpet Festival

Event information

October 30, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Presented By: The Department of Music

Location: Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Address: 1711 S Homer St, Pittsburg, KS 66762

Event details

The Midwest Trumpet Festival, under the direction of Dr. Todd J. Hastings, will feature performers who have played with famed musicians such as The Temptations, The O’Jays, Weird Al, Idina Menzel, and Frankie Valli, will be among those featured in the Midwest Trumpet Festival.

The festival's mission is to gather leading performers, educators, students, and community for an intensive time of large and small continuing education sessions, master classes, recitals, and concerts. 

The festival will also serve to bring together the community of trumpet professionals and performers from the Midwest region. The festival will feature renowned trumpet performers and scholars and is open for the public to attend. 

The first day of the festival will feature guest trumpeter, Jens Lindemann with the Southeast Kansas Symphony.  

Classically trained at the renowned Juilliard School in New York and McGill University in Montreal, Lindemann proven ability to perform as a diverse artist, places him at the front of a new generation of musicians. 

As the first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada, Lindemann was hailed by the Brass Herald as one of the most celebrated artists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year.”  

Lindemann has played both jazz and classical in every major concert venue in the world: from the Philharmonics of New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Moscow, and Tokyo to Carnegie Hall and even the Great Wall of China. Lindemann led trumpet with the renowned Canadian Brass and a solo Command Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Also featured will be Greg Grooms, a Kansas City, Missouri native. Greg joined the Saint Louis Philharmonic in 1989, and served as Principal Trumpet since 2000.  Previously he served as trumpeter in United States Air Force bands in the US and Pacific (1984-89).  

As a freelance player Greg performed with groups of many genres including symphony orchestras, jazz/big bands, brass bands, brass quintets, rock/pop bands, church/wedding ensembles, and various recording projects.  Greg has played with many well-known groups and venues including the Danville Symphony for Doc Severinson, The Fabulous Fox, The Muny Orchestra, The O’Jays, Weird Al, Idina Menzel, Angela Ingersoll, Frankie Valli, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Temptations, The Lettermen, Sha Na Na, Jim Manley, Bob Kuban, Saint Louis Brass Band, Diahann Carroll, Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn Maye, Bobby Shew, and The Russ David Orchestra.  

The second day of the festival, faculty will be performing a recital. 

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Todd Hastings