Joey Tartell visits UCA as Artist in Residence | New


The University of Central Arkansas College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will host Joey Tartell from Monday, September 20 to Thursday, September 23, 2021, as part of the Fall Artist-in-Residence Program. All events are free and open to the public.

Tartell, a trumpet professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will team up with UCA Jazz Ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Reynolds Performance Hall.

Tartell will present the Trumpet Master Class on Monday from 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. He will discuss “Arts Communication” on Tuesday at 13:40-14h50

“His opinions, his ideas and his way of teaching are contagious,” said Ross Ahlhorn, assistant professor of trumpet at UCA. “I hope people take advantage of this opportunity.”

Tartell is principal trumpeter in major symphony orchestras, including Maynard Ferguson’s group, the Canadian Brass and the Boston Brass. He hosts the podcast “The Open Bell” and runs the blog “The Tartellog”, where he defends the arts.

He has recorded with the Woody Herman Orchestra and the US Army Jazz Ambassadors. Tartell’s other recordings include the Buselli / Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, the Birch Creek Music Performing Center, and the Doug Lawrence Orchestra. He has also performed with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

As a freelance artist, Tartell has supported artists such as Doc Severinsen, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Manhattan Transfer, Barry Manilow, and Arturo Sandoval. He has recorded for the Bob and Tom Show, Orange Bowl Halftime and Parade, Chicago Tribune, Electronic Arts and Konami. He was a student of Gil Johnson, Barbara Butler, Mel Broiles and Vince DiMartino.

Tartell holds an MA in Jazz Studies from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where he also obtained a Performing Certificate.

For more information or to view some live events, visit CAHSS Artists in Residence or contact Ahlhorn by email at [email protected]

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