Newport, ME (November 12, 2012) – Celebrated trumpet professor and performer Trent Austin will perform at Nokomis Regional High in Newport, ME, with the school’s jazz ensemble, on Thursday, November 15th, at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at the door – $5 for adults and $4 for students (family admission is $13). The concert will also serve as a fundraiser for the RSU 19 Music Boosters to help keep musical opportunities available to the now financially struggling RSU. A Nokomis Alum and previous trumpet professor at USM, Trent Austin is this year’s Artist-in-Residence, presenting clinics and participating in rehearsals with Nokomis jazz students November 13th, 14th, and 15th.
As an in-demand pro, Trent has performed with a lengthy list of music’s Who’s Who: Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Jack Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Peter Erskine, Arturo Sandoval, Hal Galper, Dick Oatts, Marvin Stamm, Red Holloway, Jesse Davis, Dick Johnson, Kenny Werner, and Bob Wilber. For eleven years, Austin was a featured trumpet soloist with the famed Artie Shaw Orchestra. He is currently a first-call performer in the Boston Metro and Southern New England areas.
Austin has recorded 4 CDs: Trumpet 101 (2001), Two-Toned (2006), Meditations for Solo Trumpet (2009), and Trumpet 102 (2012). Each of these efforts demonstrates Austin’s impeccable command of his instrument and marvelous artistic approach.
For more information on Trent Austin, his recordings, concerts, educational activities, and his business venture Austin Custom Brass, please visit www.trentaustinmusic.com.