SCOTTY BARNHART“The Origin & Evolution of Jazz: A Tribute to the Evolution of America's Own Musical Art Form"

Professor of Jazz Trumpet, Florida State University

Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: 8 p.m.
Venue: Lee Hall Auditorium, 1500 Wahnish Way • map

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"If you've ever heard Scotty Barnhart play the trumpet, let's just say you would understand quickly why he is widely considered one of the hardest working and most talented musicians around. If Scotty were in the Tour De France, he would win the Green Jersey for sure." —-

Scotty Barnhart is an assistant professor of Jazz Studies at Florida State University's College of Music. Barnhart is an internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator, and author in his 15th year as a featured soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra.

A two-time Grammy Award winner with the Basie orchestra, Barnhart also appears on three critically acclaimed recordings by pianist Marcus Roberts (a colleague at Florida State). Acknowledged as an authority on the history of jazz trumpet, he gave a keynote lecture-demonstration at the 2003 International Trumpet Guild Conference and continues to give lectures and seminars at universities in South America, Japan, China, Europe, and all across the United States.

Barnhart's groundbreaking book, The World of Jazz Trumpet: A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy won worldwide acclaim after its release in December 2005. The book is seen as the first of its kind in jazz education.

A graduate of Florida A&M University, Professor Barnhart has also performed and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Bennett, Clark Terry, Tito Puente, Freddie Hubbard, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, and many other legendary musicians. He is profiled in the book Trumpet Kings, which places him with the most important jazz trumpeters in history, from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis and others.

In this two-hour concert and lecture, Barnhart will be joined by a hyper-talented group of musicians and performers--including well-known local talents Pam Laws, Leon Anderson, Bill Peterson, Bill Kennedy, Lindsey Sargeant and Rick Lollar--to explore over 100 years of jazz history in word and performance. Each era of the music will be expertly recreated to give the audience the most authentic representation possible.

This rare event will feature--for the first time on the same stage--the finest talents from the jazz faculties of both Florida State and Florida A&M plus a 16-piece jazz orchestra made up of the best students from both schools. Former Count Basie Orchestra vocalist and renowned jazz and gospel singer Chris Murrell will be Barnhart's special guest.


Make your evening with "Scotty & Friends" easy and enjoyable. Meet us at the FSU University Center's Visitors' Parking Lot (where the toll gate is) and hop on our bus shuttles to Lee Hall. Parking is free, and so is the shuttle! Busses will leave promptly at 7:30 p.m. and, if necessary, 7:45.


$12 General Admission--FSU/FAMU/TCC students free but ticket required
Tickets available from the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office, 540 Call Street. Call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (850) 644-6500 or order online: Tickets also available at B Sharp's Jazz Club at 648 W. Brevard Street or online at:

Proceeds to benefit both the FSU and FAMU Jazz Studies Programs. This program is being co-sponsored by the FAMU Office of Black Diasporan Culture.