Trumpeter Courtney Jones ’09 (Master of Music in Performance) will perform with the Gateways Brass Collective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, April 22, as part of the Gateways Around the Town Series. Visit www.gatewaysmusicfestival.org to learn more.
The Gateways Brass Collective is a group of extraordinary musicians who play a wide range of works from the traditional brass quintet repertoire through jazz and beyond. They are the only all-Black professional brass quintet in the United States and tour regularly giving performances and clinics under the sponsorship of premier instrument manufacturer Conn-Selmer. Members of the quartet include Jones Herb Smith, trumpet; Eric Davis, French horn; Isrea Butler, trombone; and Richard White, tuba. Referred to as “a brass quintet for the 21st century,” the Gateways Brass Collective embraces the mission and ideals of the Gateways Music Festival, including professional artistry, joyful determination, productive collaboration and community ownership.