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Lion City Youth Jazz Festival 2018 Workshop: Randy Brecker


Fri May 25 2018, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Lasalle College of The Arts, 1 McNally Street, Rochor, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: ja34

Randy Brecker, chief mentor (united States) - trumpet

Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.

Brecker also featured in prominent bands such as Clark Terry's Big Bad Band, the Duke Pearson Big Band, the Thad Jones Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, the Horace Silver Quintet, and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, before teaming up with his brother Michael Brecker to form the seminal fusion group Dreams.

By 1975, Randy and Michael were ready to front their own group, the Brecker Brothers Band. A band of immeasurable impact and influence, they released six albums on Arista and garnered seven Grammy nominations between 1975 and 1981. Their eponymous first record, which Randy wrote, arranged and produced, featured his now-classic composition “Some Skunk Funk.”

Brecker is also the winner of five Grammy awards: a double-Grammy for “Out of the Loop” (1997) featuring the Brecker Brothers; his first Grammy as a solo artist for the album “Into the Sun” (1997); his album “34th N Lex” (2003), winner of the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album; a fourth Grammy for the live recording of his performance with Michael Brecker at the Leverkusen Jazz Fest in 2004 titled “Randy Brecker Live with the WDR Big Band;” and his album “Randy in Brasil,” which won him his fifth Grammy in 2008.

A dual-disc set was released on September 25th, 2013 on Piloo Records titled “Randy Brecker’s Brecker Brothers Band Reunion.” It featured a live DVD recorded at the Blue Note in NYC, and a new 11-song studio recording featuring members of the Brecker Brothers bands through the years including Dave Sanborn, Mike Stern, Will Lee, and Dave Weckl. A long time in the making, this project was very close to Brecker’s heart and was dedicated to his brother, Michael, and other departed Brecker Brothers Band members.

An eminent composer, performer and in-demand Yamaha clinician, Brecker continues to influence and inspire young musicians around the world, while being on the cutting edge of the international jazz scene.