Sean Jones has quickly established himself as one of the most outstanding and innovative trumpeters and composers on today’s scene. Apprenticing with such legendary figures as Gerald Wilson, Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath and Nancy Wilson, he served as lead trumpeter with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from 2004–2010. In 2011 he toured internationally with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter (‘Tribute to Miles’ tour). As a leader he has recorded exclusively for Mack Avenue Records and performed at the Monterey, Detroit and Montreal Jazz Festivals. Heavily involved in education, Sean has recently joined the Berklee College of Music’s distinguished faculty as the Chair of the Brass Department. He has also taught at Duquesne University in his adopted hometown of Pittsburgh and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, while regularly offering master classes and clinics all around the world. In addition, Sean also serves as Artistic Director of both the Pittsburgh and Cleveland Jazz Orchestras and is working toward organizing the various Jazz orchestras all over the country. Sean is current Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco Performances and is a member of The SF JAZZ Collective.
CMC thanks San Francisco Performances for bringing this world-class artist to our stage for a free community concert.