New Orleans trumpet legend to give workshops at Correia Middle and Mission Bay High
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New Orleans trumpet legend Wendell Brunious.
New Orleans trumpet legend Wendell Brunious.
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Glen Fisher’s First Friday Music Club, the organization that has brought forth The Brubeck Brothers, trombone great Bill Watrous, Grammy Award winner Bryan Lynch, local trumpet virtuoso Derek Cannon, as well as trombone giant Delfeayo Marsalis into the San Diego schools, is now bringing New Orleans trumpet legend Wendell Brunious to San Diego.

Brunious will visit for four days of workshops with the Correia Middle School Jazz Band and Mission Bay High School’s Preservationists and Mambo Orchestra Jan. 31 through Feb. 3. The visit will culminate with a concert on Friday, Feb. 3 at Dizzy’s in San Diego.

During his time at Correia Middle and Mission Bay High, Brunious will give a master class for brass and woodwinds. He will also work with the jazz students on concepts of jazz improvisation, feel, history, and advanced Jazz articulations.

Brunious, also adept on flugelhorn, can play just about anything, and he's done just that throughout his illustrious career, more than keeping up with his famous musical family. He made his first recording at age nine, picked up a trumpet at 11, and honed his chops playing clubs on Bourbon Street in the 1970s before moving on to gigs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Wynton Marsalis, Lionel Hampton, Harry Connick Jr., and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. He studied at Southern University and did recordings with Caledonia Jazz Band of Norway in the late '80s. Brunious is also a favorite at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

For more information or to make a donation to the FFMC, a 501c3, contact Glen Fisher at 619-223-0651 or www.firstfridaymusicclub.com.
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