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Trumpet master Wendell Brunious plays at Loyola

Loyola press release - January 22, 2013

Wendell Brunious, acclaimed trumpeter and jazz great, will continue the Jazz Underground Series at Loyola University New Orleans Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Satchmo’s, located in the basement of the Danna Student Center on the university’s main campus.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for Loyola faculty and staff, and free for Loyola students. Tickets are available online at montage.loyno.edu or by calling 504-865-2074 and will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Although Brunious is a leading advocate of traditional New Orleans jazz, he is equally adept at more modern bebop stylings. His performance will reflect this versatility and boast two different supporting ensembles featuring Loyola jazz students.

A New Orleans native, Brunious was born into a long line of prominent local musicians. His father John played trumpet and piano and arranged for legends Billy Eckstein and Cab Calloway. His uncle, Willie Santiago, was one of the first guitar players ever recorded and at one time worked with the venerated ragtime cornetist Buddy Bolden.

Brunious performed with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for more than 23 years and appeared with the Olympia Brass Band, the Tuxedo Brass Band, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Bob Haggard and Harry Connick Jr., among many others.

For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5882.

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