Saturday, January 24, 2009

Trumpeter Wilmer Wise Performs Works of Hale Smith & Ulysses Kay at Black History Concert

[African American Trumpeter Wilmer Wise; Photo from website of The Jazz Museum in Harlem]

Wilmer Wise is an African American trumpeter with a distinguished career spanning many decades. He recently made this comment at the discussion forum, where he is Artist-in-Residence: “Black History Concert, I am playing a concert on February 21 that may interest some of you NYC people. I am playing works by Hale Smith, Jimmy Owens, Ulysses Kay and other composers. There will some discussion about my history. There is limited seating..........act fast. Here's a link-Upcoming Events at Flatbush-Tompkins Wilmer”

Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church is located at 424 East 19th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Telephone (718) 282-5353 Fax (718) 940-0988 Email: The website of the church announces: “Black History Month Celebration, Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm Ticket Cost: Adults $20, Children $10 Special Performances by Tenor Jason Brown and Trumpeter Wilmer Wise” [Hale Smith (b. 1925) and Ulysses S. Kay (1917-1995) are profiled at Works Lists and Bibliographies have been compiled for both composers by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, Professor of Music, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin. Prof. De Lerma has generously made them available for use at the website.]

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