Angelo State University’s music program is hosting the ASU Trumpet Fest, featuring guest artists and student performances, on Nov. 18-19, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive.
Trumpeter Bobby Shew will be the guest artist for the first event at 3 p.m. Nov. 18, in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall. The event will also include student trumpet ensemble performances and a master class and question-and-answer session with Shew.
The second event starts at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18, in the Eldon Black Recital Hall and will be highlighted by a master class and recital by Dr. Cathy Leach, professor of trumpet at the University of Tennessee. Student trumpet ensemble performances will also be featured.
At 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19, Shew and Leach will conduct a joint master class, featuring trumpet ensemble and individual student performances, in the Eldon Black Recital Hall.
All of the events are free and open to the public.
Shew has performed with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, as well as Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and Benny Goodman. Additionally, he toured as the lead trumpeter for Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Robert Goulet, Steve Allen, Paul Anka, Connie Stevens and Tom Jones. He co-designed the SHEW model trumpet and flugelhorn for Yamaha Music Corporation and has authored two books on the jazz trumpet. In 2014, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance and Education by the International Trumpet Guild.
In addition to his ASU appearances, Shew will perform with the West Texas Jazz Orchestra at 8 p.m. Nov. 18, at the Cactus Hotel as part of the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council’s Cactus Music Series. For ticket information, call the Cultural Affairs Council at 325-653-6793 or go to sanangeloarts.com/articles/view/cactus-music-series.