Melvin McCuin Jones possesses a stylistic philosophy, an almost hypnotic sound, and technical facility found among few trumpeters his age. He seems to shine seamlessly in almost any musical setting. Whether he’s playing lead trumpet, screaming on top of a professional horn section, performing serious classical repertoire, or stepping out in front of a jazz quartet and leading a jam session, this young man proves to be quite capable of capturing the attention of any audience.
The beginning of 2010 signaled the beginning of a new chapter in Melvin’s career, as he resigned from his position at Morehouse College to resume his performance endeavors full time. This refocus of his abilities was marked by the fantastic opportunity to tour with Tyler Perry’s company on his latest production, “Madea’s Big Happy Family” which ran through the Spring of 2011 before being released on DVD format and later retold in a movie version (in which Jones also appears). A consummate and erudite musician, Melvin hopes to one day join that particular delineation of artists that have played a vital part in the advancement of their respective art and the inspiration of the next generation of aspiring musicians.
When: Friday, November 16, 2012 – 7:30pm & 9:30pm shows.
Where: The Velvet Note – 4075 Old Milton Parkway – Alpharetta, GA
What trumpet legend help pioneer the Be-Bop jazz style?
Entry Deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2012