WRTI's Maureen Malloy recently had a chance to sit down with trumpeter Terell Stafford at the WRTI studios. Stafford is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, founder and band leader of the Terell Stafford Quintet, and Managing and Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP). He's also a thoughtful, articulate, and humble spokesperson for jazz performance and education.
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All across the country, April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). In Philadelphia, JAM's month-long series of concerts, workshops, and events - including the Center City Jazz Festival - culminates on April 30th, which is Jazz Appreciation Day.