Byron Stripling

On Stage: "Ella and Louis Together Again" | Aug 13

Aug 8, 2017

KUVO's "On Stage" highlights "Ella & Louis Together Again," an inspiring performance by Carmen Bradford & Byron Stripling. Tune in on Sunday, August 13 at 4pm to catch some of the magic from one of Colorado's great summertime Jazz venues, Vail Square.

Next up is René Marie + Experiment in Truth on August 20 and ¡Cubanismo! On August 27.

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A powerhouse trumpeter, gifted with a soulful voice and a charismatic onstage swagger, Byron Stripling has delighted audiences internationally. As soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Stripling has performed frequently under the baton of Keith Lockhart, as well as being featured soloist on the PBS television special, “Evening at Pops,” with conductors John Williams and Mr. Lockhart. Currently, Stripling serves as artistic director and conductor of the highly acclaimed, award winning Columbus Jazz Orchestra.

This week, KUVO's music education feature "Stories of Standards" covers arguably the most important song in jazz history, Miles Davis' "So What," track one on the 1959 LP Kind of Blue. For some added perspective, we caught up with trumpeter Byron Stripling at the 2013 Vail Jazz Festival, where he presented a multi-media tribute to Miles Davis. Stripling considers Miles Davis his hero, for musical and other reasons, and also discusses the legacy of the song "So What."