Famous Trumpeter to Perform With Berry Student Musicians
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Harry Connick Jr.’s band member, Augie Haas, will perform with Berry
College music students April 7 in a free public concert.
Berry College Jazz Ensemble’s Spring Concert, “The Jazz Soul of West Side
Story”, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Ford Auditorium. Under the direction of
Berry Artist-in-Residence John David, the performance will feature legendary
arrangements of Bernstein’s masterpiece from the big bands of Buddy Rich and
Haas has released four albums under his co-founded label
Playtime Music: The Llama, Doing it Augie Style, Baby Jazz, and Endless. He is
also the author “Build Your Range: A Practical Approach to Building Trumpet
Range and Endurance.” He
also plays with the esteemed Village Vanguard Orchestra in New York as well as
various Broadway show orchestras.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, he earned his Bachelor of
Music in Jazz Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. After Chicago, he
attended the University of Miami for a Masters in Studio Music and Jazz and a
Doctorate in Musical Arts.
more information about the Fine Arts Department at Berry, please visit; berry.edu/academics/humanities/finearts/
Public Relations Student Assistant Alexi Bell