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GVSU International Trumpet Seminar: Allen Vizzutti and the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra

GVSU International Trumpet Seminar: Allen Vizzutti and the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra

Friday, July 27, 2012
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center, GVSU Allendale Campus

Music & Dance

Equally at home in a multitude of musical idioms, Allen Vizzutti has visited 40 countries and every state in the union to perform with a rainbow of artists and ensembles including Chick Corea, Doc Severinsen, the NBC Tonight Show Band, the Airmen of Note, Army Blues and Army Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Woody Herman, Japans' NHK Orchestra and the New Tokyo Philharmonic, the Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Wind Symphony, and the Kosie Wind Orchestra.

Performing as a classical and jazz artist, often in the same evening, Vizzutti has appeared as guest soloist with symphony Orchestras in Tokyo, Germany, St. Louis, Seattle, Rochester, NY, Syracuse, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Phoenix, Croatia, Slovenia, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Winnipeg, to name a few. His status as an artist has led to solo performances at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Newport Jazz Festival, Banff Center, Montreaux Jazz Festival, the Teton, Vail, Aspen, and Brechenridge Music Festivals, the Charles Ives Center, and Lincoln Center in New York City.

As a studio musician, Vizzutti performed on more than 100 motion picture sound tracks (such as Back To The Future and Star Trek), as well as countless TV shows, commercials and recordings with such artists as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, and Prince. His soaring sounds can be heard on recent projects including the movies "Furry Vengeance," "40 Days and 40 Nights," "Unfaithfully Yours," "Scary Movie Four," and the "Medal of Honor," "Gears of War 3" and "Halo" video games.

Allen Vizzutti is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Performing with Vizzutti will be the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra. Tim Froncek, director

Open to the public. General admission: $20 (at the door--checks or cash accepted); seniors (65 and above) and students: $10 (at the door--checks or cash accepted).

For more information, please call (616) 331-3484 or visit www.gvsu.edu/trumpetseminar.