Saturday, October 29th 8:30am - 5:00pm
Join jazz/classical trumpeter Herb Smith and the Nazareth brass faculty on Saturday, October 29th for a day of brass! Morning sessions include Group Breathing and Instrument Specific Masterclasses with members of the Nazareth College Faculty.. The afternoon will feature a Brass Ensemble Rehearsal, Clinic with Herb Smith, Final Concert, and exhibits from local music store and brass vendors. All events are free and open to the public, and all ability levels are encouraged to attend.
8:30 - 9:00 Check in - Wilmot Lobby
9-9:30 Group Breathing - Rehearsal Room
9:45 Warm Up/Masterclass by instrument
11:00 Music Department Info Session
1:00 Brass Ensemble - Wilmot Recital Hall
2:00 Herb Smith Masterclass - Wilmot Recital Hall
3:00 Exhibits - Rehearsal Hall
4:00 Concert with Herb Smith and Nazareth Faculty
Guest Artist -Herbert Smith, Musician - Jazz and Classical, Teacher and Composer.
Born and raised in Cincinnati OH, he came to Rochester in 1987 to attend the Eastman School of music, where he got his bachelors of Music Education, and ended up staying. Upon graduating from Eastman he acquired the 2nd trumpet position with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and now holds the 3rd trumpet seat. During his stay at Eastman he wore two hats. One as an accomplished classical musician and soloist, the other as a Jazz performer. This proved to be a good move. Herb has been in the Rochester Philharmonic for over 18 years and has performed in Carnegie Hall with the Rochester Philharmonic as well as a soloist on a recital in Carnegie, the year 2008. He regularly plays with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Chitaqua Institute Symphony Orchestra and the Portland Maine Symphony, as well as being a soloist, and chamber musician around the greater Rochester Area.
On the Jazz side of things, he has a CD entitled The Trumpet Shall Sound (2007) featuring his Jazz Quintet playing reinterpreted jazz standards along with original compositions by Herb. He now has a jazz trio entitled “Freedom Trio” which is more adventurous musically, tapping into many different music forms including Jazz, Classical, Indian, and even more popular styles. This group has performed at the Rochester International Jazz Festival for many years, and will be releasing some new music coming soon. As a musician in Rochester NY, he has had the opportunity to play with many notable musicians including, Wynton Marsalis, The Ojays’, Aretha Franklin, Al Jareau, and Ben Folds to name a few. Recently Herb subbed for Doc Severenson, playing all his solos and feature pieces when Doc had a an injury to his lip at Eastman Theater!