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February 13, 1987 | By Francis Davis, Special to The Inquirer
Wednesday will be a big night for jazz with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard joining Joe Sudler's Swing Machine at the Chestnut Cabaret, 38th and Chestnut Streets, and alto saxophonist Jameel Moondoc leading a quintet at the Nite Owl inside Mitten Hall, Broad and Berks Streets, on the Temple University campus. There are two schools of thought concerning Hubbard. According to one, he's the reigning trumpet king, having succeeded Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis and having withstood a challenge from Wynton Marsalis.
NEWS
July 31, 1987 | By NELS NELSON, Daily News Jazz Columnist
I never met a man - or a woman, especially - who didn't like Wilbur Clayton. Wilbur's mother named him after one of the Wright brothers (the one who wasn't Orville) because, for reasons of her own, she didn't want him to be known by a nickname. Then she turned around and gave him the nickname of Buck, because he was pretty wild and wild little Indian boys were called bucks in Parsons, Kansas, around 1911, and Buck was part Cherokee on his father's side. No one ever called him Wilbur again.
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November 19, 2001 | By Paddy Noyes FOR THE INQUIRER
Dayshawn, 12, is looking forward to being in a family he will never have to leave. He enjoys many activities, and would like to continue them when he is adopted. Basketball is at the top of his list. He plays trumpet in a school band, sings and dances to music on the radio, and plays football and baseball. He also swims, bowls, rides a bike and roller-blades. Monopoly and Uno are favorite indoor games, and he also likes video games. Comedy shows on television hold his interest, and laughter is a big part of his personality.
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April 21, 1998 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Frank "Bud" Verna, 85, who played the trumpet with big bands, died Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden. A Gloucester City resident for the last 30 years, he was born and raised in Philadelphia. Mr. Verna, a third-generation musician, learned the trumpet from his father, who first put him on stage at the Ocean City Music Pier when he was 5, said his daughter, Frances Verna-Banmiller. Mr. Verna was a trumpet player for many of the area's big bands, including the Clarence Fuhrman Orchestra of Haddonfield and the Eddie Camden and Charles Gresch orchestras of Philadelphia.
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June 19, 2002 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
George Everett Walton, 94, a trumpeter, bandleader and founder of the Philadelphia Post Office Band, died of complications from a stroke Saturday at the Silver Care Center in Cherry Hill. Mr. Walton, who resided in Lawnside, took his trumpet everywhere. He played it on the job at the post office, in the Navy with fellow servicemen, and with jazz great Clark Terry. "He said music calmed him," said his wife, Virgie. "He said it made him enjoy what the Good Lord put around him. " Mr. Walton's near-lifetime gig as a musician began with his family.
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January 11, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
For Philadelphia Orchestra principal trumpeter David Bilger, the chance to help arrived as a friend request. AhmadBaset Azizi approached Bilger on Facebook about a year and a half ago with an intriguing overture: Could he study with Bilger - via video, online, from Afghanistan? Bilger agreed. It turns out that the 17-year-old Kabul musician has been making contacts all over the world, and now his drive and winsome way are paying off. Azizi will spend his last year of high school in northwest Michigan, at the well-regarded Interlochen Arts Academy, starting this fall - if money can be found.
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August 28, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
Alexander R. Greene, 23, a promising Curtis Institute of Music trumpet student who made an impression as both charmer and role model, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 24, in an auto accident about 11 miles northwest of Farson, Wyo., along with his traveling companion, tuba player Benjamin K. Darneille, 21. The two were on their way to Jackson, Wyo., after spending eight weeks at the Aspen Music Festival, where their brass quintet, formed at Curtis, had...
NEWS
February 25, 2000 | by Al Hunter Jr., Daily News Staff Writer
WILLIE CARR IN A CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY. With Stephen Baylock, Denise King and Bobby Watson. St. Charles Rectory, 902 S. 20th St., 8 p.m. today. Tickets: $20. Info: 215-735-0600, 215-733-0500, 215-732-4349. That accident back in Atlantic City changed everything for Willie Carr. It was around 1933 or '34, and he was on the Ambassador Hotel ballroom stage with his two partners, looking sharp and dancing up a storm when the heel of his right shoe jammed into a piece of gum on the floor.
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August 13, 1991 | By Nancy Phillips, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the basement of a Newark housing project, alone with his horn, Leslie Ford found refuge. It was no music studio, this dingy room he stole away to as a kid, but it was an escape from the crowded apartment. An escape from the streets. And for a time, it was his stage. Every day at dusk, he'd go there with his trumpet to play. Strains of jazz, soft and low, into the night. When the hour got late, one neighbor or another would call his mother and say, "That trumpet's sounding good, but it's 10 o'clock at night.
NEWS
June 15, 2011 | By JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
GENNARO MEOLI had two careers, both of which brought him recognition, one internationally and one local. As the trumpet player for Freddy and the Bellboys, an early rock 'n' roll band, he toured the world, playing with many of the stars of his era, wowing fans in Las Vegas, London, and Paris, and anywhere else where there was a stage and a dance floor. And back in his beloved Philadelphia, Gennaro Meoli was shirtmaker to the stars, recognized wherever he went in Center City as the man who dressed politicians and celebrities in the city.
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January 11, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
For Philadelphia Orchestra principal trumpeter David Bilger, the chance to help arrived as a friend request. AhmadBaset Azizi approached Bilger on Facebook about a year and a half ago with an intriguing overture: Could he study with Bilger - via video, online, from Afghanistan? Bilger agreed. It turns out that the 17-year-old Kabul musician has been making contacts all over the world, and now his drive and winsome way are paying off. Azizi will spend his last year of high school in northwest Michigan, at the well-regarded Interlochen Arts Academy, starting this fall - if money can be found.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia-based American Association for Cancer Research trumpeted progress on the disease in a report released Wednesday, noting that nine new cancer drugs were approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the 12 months ending July 31. In that period, one new cancer vaccine and one new cancer screening test were also approved. Six other cancer drugs and one imaging agent were deemed worthy of use in patients with forms of cancer beyond the originally approved use. "Since I started working in the field of oncology about three decades ago, there has been a sea change in our basic understanding of what cancer is," José Baselga, AACR president, said in the report.
NEWS
August 28, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
Alexander R. Greene, 23, a promising Curtis Institute of Music trumpet student who made an impression as both charmer and role model, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 24, in an auto accident about 11 miles northwest of Farson, Wyo., along with his traveling companion, tuba player Benjamin K. Darneille, 21. The two were on their way to Jackson, Wyo., after spending eight weeks at the Aspen Music Festival, where their brass quintet, formed at Curtis, had...
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June 4, 2015 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Nutter administration on Tuesday laid out an ambitious vision for assuring that all children in Philadelphia benefit from high-quality early learning experiences. Labeled "A Running Start Philadelphia: For Every Child, Birth to Five," the outline offers guidance on how the city can guarantee the best learning opportunities for its youngest citizens as a way to offset the long-term, systemic poverty in some neighborhoods. "With this plan, Philadelphia has developed a strategy to support its children and families by building stronger schools to create a more competitive workforce," Nutter said.
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April 3, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph Koch Koplin, 75, of Center City, a gifted musician and tax accountant, died Friday, March 27, of complications from prostate cancer at his home. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Koplin was a child prodigy on the trumpet. At age 10, he performed solos on Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue, a TV variety show. At 11, he played for the Philadelphia Orchestra at children's concerts. Later, he studied and played at musical festivals worldwide. He graduated from the University of Rochester in 1965 with a bachelor's degree in music, and while there, he played first trumpet in the Rochester Philharmonic and assistant first trumpet in the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Jonathan Lai, and Julie Zauzmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Paul Ciancia didn't talk much. High school classmates described him as a quiet kid who sat by himself at lunch. He turned down invitations to school dances and the wrestling team. He played trumpet in the school band but wasn't close with the band members. A classmate said Ciancia was the only member of Salesianum School's Class of 2008 who did not go on to college. He graduated from the Wilmington prep school as much of a mystery to other students as he was when he entered.
FOOD
June 6, 2013
These are just some of the blooms that never should be eaten. For more, go to: http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowersnot.htm . Aconite (wolfsbane, monkshood) Anemone (windflower) Autumn crocus Azalea Bloodroot Buttercup Butterfly weed Calla lily Castor bean Clematis Daffodil Delphinium (larkspur) Foxglove Hyacinth Hyacinth bean Hydrangea Iris Jonquil Lantana Lily of the valley Lobelia (cardinal flower)
NEWS
May 7, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Cedric Brooks, a Jamaican saxophone player and influential roots reggae musician, has died. He was 70. One of Brooks' sisters, Paulette Keise, said he died Friday of cardiac arrest at New York Hospital Queens. She said Saturday that he suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes and fell ill several years ago, losing his ability to speak. Brooks began his music career in the late 1960s as a studio musician, playing in songs such as Burning Spear's "Door Peep.
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February 13, 2013 | Associated Press
DOVER, Del. - Donald Byrd, 80, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with such hit jazz-funk-fusion albums as 1973's Black Byrd , died Monday in Delaware, said Haley Funeral Directors of Southfield, Mich., which is handling arrangements. No other details on his death were available. Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II, who was also a pioneer in jazz education, attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, played in military bands in the Air Force, and moved to New York in 1955.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2012 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
It takes a brave theater critic to write a play, and an even braver one to review it - especially since Satchmo at the Waldorf is by Terry Teachout, the esteemed critic of the Wall Street Journal. So it's both a pleasure and a relief to tell you it's a great show. This add-on to Wilma's season comes from Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., directed by Gordon Edelstein. It stars John Douglas Thompson, who plays Louis Armstrong, the world's greatest trumpet player - and also plays Armstrong's manager, as well as the musicians of the next generation, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, who think Armstrong is an Uncle Tom, a clown to entertain rich white folks.
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