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Nate Najar Presents: Jazz in a Mellow Tone

The Nate Najar Trio performs with Special Guest Jon-Erik Kellso on Trumpet

Join Nate Najar and his Trio as they perform at The Studio@620 as part of the ongoing Nate Najar Presents: Jazz in a Mellow Tone Music Series.  Joining Nate on guitar will be Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet, John Lamb will be featured on bass and Stephen Bucholtz on the drums.

Special Guest Jon-Erik Kellso

Trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso started playing professionally in and around his home town of Detroit, Michigan.  Jon began early, playing in a big band at age 11, in the International Youth Symphony at age 13, and in a concert alongside Wild Bill Davison at age 17. Kellso played with a wide variety of groups there, including the J.C. Heard Orchestra.

Since moving to New York City in 1989 to join Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Jon has enjoyed performing and recording with the likes of Ralph Sutton, Dan Barrett, Howard Alden, Marty Grosz, Milt Hinton, Dick Hyman, Linda Ronstadt, Banu Gibson, Leon Redbone, Ken Peplowski, Bob Wilbur, and Kenny Davern.

Recent engagements include a tour of Brazil with pianist Judy Carmichael; various appearances on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" live Public Radio International show; several jazz fest at sea cruises; concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with John Lithgow; a week as featured artist at Jazzland in Vienna; a 10 week tour of the U.S. with Ken Peplowski's Kingdom of Swing big band; concerts as a featured soloist in the U.K., Germany and Australia; annual appearances in jazz clubs and festivals in New Orleans; and jazz parties and festivals throughout the United States and Europe.


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