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Adam Meckler Orchestra w/Rex Richardson
April 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
The Adam Meckler Orchestra (AMO) is an 18 piece ensemble that plays music composed and arranged by Adam Meckler. Adam is an Edwards Instrument Co. Performing Artist and Clinician. He has served as trumpet and jazz faculty at McNally Smith College of Music and MacPhail Center for Music, and has toured all over the world with Youngblood Brass Band and Todd Clouser (Ropeadope Records). Adam also performs with Nooky Jones, The Hornheads, The Jana Nyberg Group, The Graydon Peterson Quartet, The Jack Brass Band, and Lulu’s Playground.
The Adam Meckler Orchestra features many of the Twin Cities’ most exciting musicians and soloists including Nelson Devereaux (Bon Iver), Cameron Kinghorn (Nooky Jones), and Adrian Suarez (Jazz at Lincoln Center). The AMO’s debut album “When the Clouds Look Like This” was listed among 2014’s Best Jazz Releases by iTunes. The band has held monthly residencies at Jazz Central, The Artists Quarter, The Amsterdam Bar, and Vieux Carré, and performed on the main stage of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in 2014 and 2016. The AMO plans to release their second full length album Fall, 2018. For more information, please visit www.adammeckler.com.
“among the very best trumpet soloists in the world today,” – International Trumpet Guild
“a standout soloist with the power, range and flexibility to rival Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw” – DownBeat
Rex Richardson is a veteran of the acclaimed chamber ensemble Rhythm & Brass, jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet and Sextet, William Russo’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek, known as the world’s “Rolls Royce of Brass Bands” (Brass Band World). He stays busy as a headline artist at international brass and jazz festivals and as a soloist with orchestras, concert bands, brass bands and jazz ensembles on five continents. These ensembles have ranged from the Phoenix Symphony to the U.S. Army Field Band, and from England’s Fodens Brass Band to the U.S. Air Force’s Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble.
Richardson has collaborated with countless legendary artists and ensembles, including Brian Blade, Benny Carter, Boston Brass, Ray Charles, Mike Clarke, Dave Douglas, Kurt Elling, Carl Fontana, Aretha Franklin, Wycliffe Gordon, Stefon Harris, Conrad Herwig, Dave Holland, Dave Liebman, Keith Lockhart, James Morrison, Jimmy Owens, Jim Pugh, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Arturo Sandoval, Bobby Shew, Allen Vizzutti, Bill Watrous, and Steve Wilson. Jazz trumpet star Dave Douglas has called Rex “A national treasure.” (Style Weekly magazine)