Jeremy Pelt: “Griot, This is important”
Livestream from the Vermont Jazz Center
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 8 pm
The pieces included in this performance are from Jeremy Pelt’s new record: “Griot, This is Important.”
Jeremy Pelt is one of the finest jazz trumpeters of his generation; he has been compared favorably to Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Woody Shaw and Miles Davis.
Nate Chinen of the New York Times sums up his abilities in a simple phrase: “Mr. Pelt plays brilliantly with warmth and depth.”
Furthermore, Pelt is an accomplished composer and arranger – his original compositions convey unpretentious yet complex harmonic choices that complement the natural cadences of his melodies, resulting in song forms of enigmatic beauty.
Pelt has played & recorded with artists including Bobby "Blue" Bland, Ravi Coltrane, Frank Foster, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Herring,Peterson,, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, and The Skatalites, to name a few.
He performs with notable ensembles as the Roy Hargrove Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Big Band, and is a member of the Lewis Nash Septet and The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band featuring Louis Hayes
The VJC is grateful for the generosity of long-term supporters David Salzberg and Elissa Barr who are this concert’s sponsors. The VJC would also like to thank CouchMusic.Live for assisting us in cross streaming and publicizing this event.
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet Chien Chien Lu, vibraphone Victor Gould, piano Vincente Archer, bass Allan Mednard, drums
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