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UPCOMING EVENTS

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ITG2017 call for proposals

The Conference Artist Committee invites ideas for presentations at the 2017 ITG Conference, to take place in Hershey, Pennsylvania from May 30 to June 3, 2017. 

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Call For Nominations

The nominating committee for the election of officers and board members of the International Trumpet Guild is soliciting recommendations from the membership for a Vice President/President-Elect and a Secretary to serve 2017-2019 and for board members to serve 2017-2021. Please send proposals for nominations by November 15, 2016, to:

Cathy Leach, ITG Vice President/President-Elect
1430 Brookmeade Ave
Maryville, TN  37804
USA
vice-president@trumpetguild.org

Self-nominations are welcome. Please include a concise bio and confirm with any nominee that he or she would be willing to serve if nominated and elected. After the nominating committee (comprised of Vice President, one board member and three members at large) develops the final slate of nominees, ballots will be mailed to all eligible members of ITG. Voting will occur by paper ballot or online between March 15 and April 15, 2017. A returning officer will form an election team to count the ballots within thirty (30) days after the deadline for their return, and the membership will then be notified of the election results.

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In memoriam: Fred Gérard

Fred Gérard (Besançon, March 18, 1924 - Ivry-sur- Seine, December 26, 2012) died just after Christmas 2012. French trumpeter Gérard played with Robert Fassin the top lead trumpet of the jazz big bands and show bands of the 1950s and 1960s.

He contributed to bands led by Alix Combelle (1948-9, 1953), Jacques Hélian (1949-51), Aimé Barelli (1951), Django Reinhardt, Noël Chiboust, Hubert Rostaing (1953), Christian Chevallier (1955-9), André Persiani (1955-8), Claude Bolling (1956-7), Michel Legrand (1956-7), Martial Solal (1956-8). Others with whom he played include Lucky Thompson, Michel de Villers, Harry Belafonte (1959), Judy Garland (1960), Pierre Michelot (1963), Dany Doriz (1966), Paris Jazz All Stars (1966), Jean-Claude Naude (1967), Sonny Grey (1970), Slide Hampton (1970), and Claude Luter (1972).

 

Along his ability as a lead trumpet, Fred Gérard had been a great mainstream jazz soloist influenced by Louis Armstrong, Jonah Jones, Roy Eldridge, and Charlie Shavers. He recorded many albums under his name and others with his own Five Trumpets, a trumpet ensemble featuring other great French trumpeters like Roger Guérin and Henri Van Haeke. Fred Gérard was a noted trumpet teacher and he wrote a method Approche Méthodique Moderne (1985). Last but not the least, Fred Gérard was a good composer and arranger. His funeral took place at the Church in Ivry-sur-Seine with a trumpet ensemble including Guy Touvron.

Source: Michel Laplace
More information can be found in Trompette, Cuivres & XXe Siècle by Michel Laplace (CD-Rom).

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