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Faculty Artist Series: Jon Ailabouni, Jazz Trumpet

  • Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Jon Ailabouni, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, will perform a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 15th, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Ailabouni's performance includes works from 1927 to 2016. Ailabouni will start his performance with "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" by Lil Armstrong, "Close Your Eyes" by Bernice Petkere and "Walkin' and Swingin'" by Mary Lou Williams, followed by "Sing me Softly of the Blues" by Carla Bley, "Long Yellow Road" by Toshiko Akiyoshi, "Hopes Trail" by Ingrid Jensen and "Goodbye Mumbai" by Renee Rosnes. He will be joined by Pianist James J. Kaufmann and Luther professor of saxophone Lynne Hart.

Jon AilabouniAilabouni graduated summa cum laude from Luther with a degree emphasizing classical trumpet performance. He received the Master of Music in jazz studies from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and later joined the WMU music faculty where he taught jazz brass lessons, directed the Jazz Lab Band and served as co-director of the Western Invitational Jazz Festival. Since then he has toured internationally in France, Puerto Rico and Brazil, and performed domestically in many festivals, conferences and clinics. He has also performed in concert with Kurt Elling and Fred Hersch among many others.

As a composer, Ailabouni's work includes three recent collaborations with Jane Hawley and Luther's Theatre/Dance Department: "Body of Water," "The Invitation Game" and "Who Do You Trust?"

He currently directs the Luther College Jazz Band and Luther jazz combo program, and teaches ethnomusicology, improvisation, jazz theory and arranging, jazz history, studio improvisations and trumpet lessons. He also performs with Luther's faculty brass quintet.

Questions? Contact Jon Ailabouni, 563-387-1265