The Riverside Theatre and Jazzmobile have announced the extension of their partnership by working together on Riverside Theatre’s jazz@riverside. The first program in this series will present jazz trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. The performance will take place on Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Riverside Theatre, located at 91 Claremont Ave., one block west of Riverside Drive and West 121st Street, near Grant’s Tomb. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Box office hours are Thursday-Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday 12-4 p.m. For more information, visit www.theriversideboxoffice.org or call 212-870-6784.
Pelt has become one of the pre-eminent young trumpeters in the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt built upon these relationships and many others, which eventually led to collaborations with some of the genre’s greatest masters. These projects include performances and recordings with Cliff Barbaro, Keter Betts, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ravi Coltrane, Frank Foster, Winard Harper, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Herring, John Hicks, Charli Persip, Ralph Peterson, Lonnie Plaxico, Bobby Short, Cedar Walton, Frank Wess, Nancy Wilson and the Skatalites, to name a few.
Pelt frequently performs alongside such notable ensembles as the Roy Hargrove Big Band, the VillageVanguard Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Big Band, and is a member of the Lewis Nash Septet and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, featuring Louis Hayes. As a leader, Pelt has recorded 10 albums and has toured globally with his various ensembles, appearing at many major jazz festivals and concert venues.