Hermon Mehari Quartet

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Trumpeter Hermon Mehari, a Jefferson City native and graduate of UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance under the watchful eye of Bobby Watson, makes his first Jazz Series appearance as a leader. The former member of the cooperative Diverse, and a 2014 semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition, Mehari has been living in France the past year. He’s just released his critically acclaimed self-produced debut recording, Bleu.
  On the making of Bleu, Mehari says, “I knew I had to put an album out and I had to establish myself as a leader. I had the concept of recording jazz in a variety of ways, and I knew from an aesthetic point of view what I wanted it to sound like. I didn’t want any one song to sound like the next.”
  Mehari returns to the United States – and the Jazz Series – with three members of the recording project, who also happen to be fellow up-and-coming artists; the quartet not only is part of the 2017/2018 subscription series, but also will “host” the Jazz Series’ Annual Children’s Concerts.

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

"Sundays @ Murry's"

Show 1 | Doors: 2:30 PM | Start: 3:30 PM
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Show 2 | Doors: 6:00 PM | Start: 7:00 PM
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Hermon Mahari Quartet

Hermon Mehari: Trumpet
Peter Schlamb: Vibraphone
Rick Rosato: Bass
Ryan J. Lee: Drums

"The most enjoyable part of music is just getting to be a part of the force itself. Music is such an amazing and powerful thing. It can affect people around the world in so many different ways."

- Hermon Mehari

"adventurous mix of the traditional with the modern, with hip-hop and avant thrown into the mix"

- Down Beat


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