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.
How did you manage to get Benny Golson to agree to perform with the Orchestra?
How does this sound? A fabulous singer, known for championing the Great American Songbook, performing with the ultra-amazing Temple University Jazz Band led by Terell Stafford - in a free concert! Vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway and the TU Jazz Band will knock your socks off on Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 pm, Temple Performing Arts Center at 1837 North Broad Street.
Join Jeff Duperon this Friday evening, September 13 at 6 pm as he presents his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum’s Art After 5 series is beginning a new season, and Temple University's own Terell Stafford has the honor of kicking it off. Stafford will perform with The Philly New York Junction, which features Tony Miceli on vibes and Chris Farr on saxophone.
Tune in this Sunday from 7 to 8 pm for Philadelphia Big Bands. From Elliot Lawrence in the '50s to Sun Ra Jazz Arkestra in the '60s, through Temple University's Jazz Band with Terell Stafford today - we'll be swingin' all hour long!