January 12, 2024 | 7:30 PM

The Scotty Barnhart Quartet draws from a repertoire of original compositions as well as the masterworks of Coltrane, Porter, Monk, and Ellington as found in the Great American Song Book. The music program is interspersed with anecdotes from his book, The World of Jazz Trumpet. Barnhart enlightens audiences leaving them enriched with both a musical and historical awareness of jazz music.

Scotty Barnhart is an acclaimed jazz trumpeter, leader, composer, arranger, educator, author and now in his twentieth year with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra has been appointed as their new Director. A Two-time Grammy Award winner with the Basie Orchestra, three critically acclaimed recordings by pianist Marcus Roberts and over ten recordings with the likes of Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, and Tito Puente, Scotty released his debut solo CD ‘Say It Plain’ on the Unity Music label. Scotty invited Clark Terry, Ellis and Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Jamie Davis and Etienne Charles to share his compositions and love of standards on Con Alma, Giant Steps and Barnhart’s own, Dedicated To You. Say It Plain achieved No. 3 in the Jazz Charts and has received celebrated reviews. Acknowledged as one of the authorities on the history of jazz trumpet, he intently researched and wrote the ground breaking book The World of Jazz Trumpet – A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy. Published by Hal Leonard, it is a valuable source tool for jazz trumpeters, students and jazz fans with interviews from Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison to Chuck Mangione, technical tutorials, historical events and illustrated with unpublished photographs. When Scotty Barnhart is not touring with The Count Basie Orchestra or teaching at Florida State University, he performs with his own quintet-sextet and lectures and demonstrates at schools, colleges, universities, conferences around the world, spreading jazz music to ensure its future for others to explore and enjoy.

VIP includes 4 admission tickets, a reserved table in a great location, and the first round of drinks on us!

Guests will be seated at tables of 4 or 6 – so bring a group of friends or meet someone new! If you plan to sit with another party please email info@reillyartscenter.com so we can best accommodate you and your guests.