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.