“Among the very best trumpet soloists in the world today” – International Trumpet Guild Journal
“A standout soloist with the power, tone and flexibility to rival Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw.” – DownBeat Magazine
Rex will perform as guest soloist with the Lexington Brass Band under the direction of legendary trumpet artist Vince DiMartino on Sunday, April 17th at 4pm, Centenary United Methodist Church. They will present Anthony Plog’s brand new Trumpet Concerto No. 3 for Trumpet and Brass Band. In addition, Rex will present at master class on Thursday at 12:30 pm at the University of KY School of Music. See the Tour page for details!
DownBeat Magazine has a great review of Rex Richardson’s new album, Blue Shift. Here’s an excerpt:
Trumpeter Rex Richardson ought to be better known for his ability to straddle the worlds of jazz and classical music. A standout soloist with the power, tone and flexibility to rival Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw, his reputation has been built on his appearances as a guest artist and clinician. Blue Shift, one of two new jazz recordings he has released, has enough first-rate material to make people notice his work as a group leader.
Rex will perform as guest soloist with the Salt River Brass Band under the direction of legendary tuba soloist and conductor Patrick Sheridan. Repertoire includes Jim Stephenson’s A Tribute to Louis Armstrong as well as other jazz classics. 3pm this Sunday, Feb 8 at the Mesa Performing Arts Center. See the Tour page for details!
After 7 solo albums it’s time for Rex Richardson to present new takes on the great trumpet concertos he’s loved since he was a kid.
You can view the both performances and interview here. Thank you so much to WTVR CBS 6 News for having Rex, Doug Richards, Trey Pollard, Randall Pharr and Brian Jones on the program!