See Severinsen at 2012 Great American Brass Band Festival
Danville, KY – ‘Doc’ will most certainly be in the Brass Band house!
World famous trumpeter Doc Severinsen will be in the house during the 2012 Great American Brass Band Festival, the Southern United States’ premiere brass music summer event. Serverinsen will be featured throughout the exciting weekend in a number of performances sure to entertain attendees.
Sevrinsen has been featured on the national music stage since the 1930s and continues to be one of the most popular trumpet players in music today. At the age of 12, Severinsen won the Music Educators National Contest, and as a high school student he toured with the Ted Fio Rito Orchestra.
Severinsen is most famous for being the bandleader on “The Tonight Show” with Steve Allen and then Johnny Carson. On occasion, Severinsen would even fill in for sidekick Ed McMahon during Carson’s time on the show. Severinsen remained bandleader until Carson left the show in 1992.
During and after his work with “The Tonight Show,” Severinsen was a conductor for several American orchestras, including the Phoenix Symphony, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.
Over the span of six decades, Severinsen has put out a number of successful albums, including some with a jazz feel and pop rock basis.
Severinsen’s worldwide following ensures trumpet fans from all locations will converge on the 23rd Great American Brass Band Festival.
Noted performer and festival planner Vince DiMartino is thrilled to have Severinsen at the 2012 festival. DiMartino said, “Doc is the ultimate trumpet player! He loves every day he gets to play, think and live trumpet. He is my biggest role model. If you practice like he has, you will find out what is the best you can personally do. Not a day goes by that he does not inspire me.”
DiMartino, who is being celebrated at this year’s festival for his contributions, has a long history with Severinsen. They have been friends for more than 30 years and were featured together on a Cincinnati Pops CD.
For more information about the Great American Brass Band Festival, Severinsen, and DiMartino please go to gabbf.org.
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