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The Jay/Sharptet Album Release
Friday, May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$15
Join the Jay/Sharptet for the release of their debut album For You (My Love)
The Jay/Sharptet enjoys performing music with a focus on original compositions and arrangements. Inspired by ensembles such as the great Miles Davis Quintets they strive to approach every tune with a unique interpretation. Past performances include the Northwest Jazz Festival, the Queen City Jazz Festival, the CMC Jazz Festival, Babeville’s 9th Ward, and Pausa Art House.
Jacob Jay is a professional trumpet player, educator and composer based in Buffalo, NY. He is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo State, where he received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education/Minor in Digital Music Production and the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he completed a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies. While at UAM, Jacob was awarded the Outstanding Band Award at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival in Elmhurst, Illinois as a member of UAM’s Jazz One ensemble. As an educator Jacob is the Adjunct Professor of Trumpet at Villa Maria College and Brass Instructor for the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective’s Love Supreme School of Music.
Dalton Sharp is an active professional saxophonist and educator based in Buffalo, NY. He has performed with groups including jazz legend Onaje Allan Gumbs, international touring artist Tia Brazda, the Buffalo Jazz Repertory Ensemble, Bill Easley and the CMC Centennial Big Band, My Cousin Tone’, ShowBiz Kidz, and Miller and the Other Sinners to name a few. As an educator Dalton is the Saxophone Instructor for the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective’s Love Supreme School of Music.