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Mike Vax & TRPTS

February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St,
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
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Trumpets-Mike Vax, Bruce Gates, Ron King, Adam Compeau, Jack Petersen-piano/guitar, Howard Alden-guitar, Selwyn Reams-bass, Ken French-drums

TRPTS (Trumpets) was formed in 1985 as an experimental group to bring the history of jazz trumpet to audiences through performing voiced out solos from famous jazz trumpet players, playing music associated with trumpet jazz over the years, and also presenting new music written especially for us. The CD “Transforming Traditons” (Later re-issued as “On a Jazz Mission” on Summit Records) has sold over 20,000 copies. The group has performed all over the United States. Our trumpet roster has included at different times: Mike Vax, Wayne Bergeron, Carl Saunders, Clay Jenkins, Claudio Roditi, Jeff Jarvis, Andrea Toffanelli, Steve Campos, John Worley, Bob Doll, Warren Gale, and John Capobianco. Our music is distributed by Triplo Publications, owned by well-known trumpet

Mike Vax is a Warburton International Artist. He is also a Summit Records recording artist. He has played lead and solo trumpet with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Clark Terry Big Bad Band, and the U.S. Navy Show Band.

Mike has also performed and/or recorded with such greats as Art Pepper, Gene Krupa, Cab Calloway, Al Grey, Freddy Hubbard, John Handy, Don Ellis, Don Jacoby, Louie Bellson, Joe Williams, Anita O’Day, June Christy, Barbara McNair, the Four Freshmen, The Glenn Miller, Harry James, and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, The Navy Commodores, The Army Blues, The Army Jazz Ambassadors, The Air Force Falconaires, the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band, and the Dukes of Dixieland in New Orleans.

$36 *V.I.P. (each), $31 Preferred, $26 General, $16 Student (25 & under w/ ID, General Section only)
Plus processing costs.