Jose Cruz will be performing alongside Elena Panchenko on piano. The concert is free and open to the public.
Remembering Laurie Frink, The ‘Trumpet Mother’ Of The Jazz Scene
Sometimes, the most important musicians are the ones farthest away from the spotlight.
Laurie Frink was a great trumpet player. Great enough to tour with jazz big bands led by Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan (where she played lead) and Maria Schneider; to be one of the first female trumpet players on the Broadway pit orchestra circuit in New York. As a freelancer, she was known for her ability to execute just about anything, no matter the level of difficulty. Continue reading