Acclaimed jazz trumpet player Jon Faddis.

Acclaimed jazz trumpet player Jon Faddis.

WVXU contributor Chris Comer recently spoke with acclaimed jazz trumpet player Jon Faddis about the International Trumpet Guild’s 2013 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition.

You can listen to audio of the entire interview here.

The world’s finest jazz trumpet players will compete for $15,000 in total prizes during this prestigious competition, which is sponsored by the Herb Alpert Foundation. This year’s proceedings will culminate with a free gala concert on Sept. 14, featuring performances by the finalists and the acclaimed judges, with accompaniment by the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. Learn more about the Competition and related events here.

Schedule of Events for Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013:

  • Caruso Clinic: 10 a.m. in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater
  • Competition Final Round: 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium
  • Gala Concert: 8 p.m. in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium

Location: The Corbett Center for the Performing Arts, CCM Village, University of Cincinnati

FREE and open to the general public. Reservations are not required.

Live Online Streaming:
Audiences can enjoy streaming video from the final round of the Carmine Caruso Competition by visiting

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Sponsor: ArtsWave

The Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Competition is sponsored by the International Trumpet Guild in cooperation with the Herb Alpert Foundation

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