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"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." –Ecclesiastes 3:1

Passages – Clark Terry Home Going

 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die.” ECCLESIASTES 3:1-2

 

Home Going Celebration: 10:00 AM
Location: Abyssinian Baptist Church

 

 

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, February 28th 2015 10:00 am Saturday, February 28th 20151:00 pm America/New_York Passages – Clark Terry Home Going “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die.” ECCLESIASTES 3:1-2 nbsp; Home Going Celebration: 10:00 AM Location: Abyssinian Baptist Church nbsp; nbsp; Clark Terry A humanitarian, diplomat, genius, mentor, teacher, artist and overall cool as cool could be...."Class" personified, Clark Terry mentored Miles Davis on trumpet as a young man and is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands. He was Quincy Jones’ first teacher on trumpet, when Jones was 13. For a time, Terry lived in St. Albans, Queens, New York, counting Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday as nearby neighbors. Terry also notably became the first African-American staff musician on NBC’s Tonight show. Clark Terry’s career in jazz spans more than seventy years. He was a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, composer, writer, trumpet/flugelhorn designer, teacher and NEA Jazz Master. He performed for eight U.S. Presidents, and was a Jazz Ambassador for State Department tours in the Middle East and Africa. More than fifty jazz festivals have featured him at sea and on land in all seven continents. He was one of the most recorded musicians in the history of jazz, with more than nine-hundred recordings. Terry's discography reads like a “Who’s Who In Jazz,” with personnel that includes greats such as Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, Ben Webster, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Barnet, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Billy Strayhorn, Dexter Gordon, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Zoot Sims, Milt Jackson, Bob Brookmeyer, and Dianne Reeves. Among his numerous recordings, Terry was featured with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Count Basie Orchestra, Dutch Metropole Orchestra, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Woody Herman Orchestra, Herbie Mann Orchestra, Donald Byrd Orchestra, and many other large ensembles. Abyssinian Baptist Church Back to Calendar