November 8th - Pasco Hernando State
MASTER CLASS - Artist Rex Richardson will give a masterclass on improvisation from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Richardson has collaborated with countless legendary artists and has developed a reputation unique in the trumpet world. Learn more about jazz improvisation from one of the most versatile trumpeters!
JAZZ ENSEMBLE - Under the direction of Tom Brantley, experience the Jazz Ensemble with Guest Artist Rex Richardson at 7:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
Tickets and Info
You don’t see jazz artist and VCU music professor Rex Richardson around town much because he’s in demand worldwide, with 46 countries on his gig roster. But he’ll be onstage backed by a quintet of powerhouse players for two performances at 8 and 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, at Carytown’s cabaret Révéler. In 2011, when Richardson received Richmond magazine’s Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts, the selectors said, “Richardson stands at the vanguard of jazz, classical and contemporary American music. … He is an extraordinary musician.” So say we all. Tickets start at $15.
—Harry Kollatz Jr., Senior Writer
RICHMOND MAGAZINE https://richmondmagazine.com/life-style/river-city-roundup-dec-4-2023/
2023 - There are two chances to see trumpeter Rex Richardson this week with two very different all-star groups. Wednesday night he is fronting the free Dominion Jazz Café gig at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with Hard Bop Emporium. Friday, he returns to Brun in the Fan (203 N. Lombardy) with the quartet that provided one of the best nights of music last year... Continue Reading