Printup to Perform with The University of Scranton Jazz Band Feb. 12

Feb 7, 2012

Internationally renowned trumpeter, composer and arranger Marcus Printup from The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform with The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free, and the performance is open to the public.

The program will incorporate a variety of selections in celebration of Valentine’s Day, including Stardust, St. Louis Blues and others that feature Printup.

A member of Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1993, Printup was born and raised in Conyers, Ga., had his first musical experiences hearing the gospel music his parents sang in church.

Printup has performed and/or recorded with Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Wycliffe Gordon, Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Wycliffe Gordon, among many other notable jazz artists. His recordings with his own group include “Song for the Beautiful Woman,” “Unveiled,” “Hub Songs,” “Nocturnal Traces,” “The New Boogaloo,” “Peace In The Abstract,” “Bird of Paradise,” “London Lullaby,” “Ballads All Night” and his latest, “A Time for Love.” He made his screen debut in the 1999 movie  “Playing By Heart” and recorded on the film’s soundtrack.

As an educator, Printup facilitates masterclasses/clinics at schools throughout the world, including Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington competition.

The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble is a 25-member big band comprised of University students from majors spanning the curriculum, brought together by their love of playing jazz music. The group has had the privilege of performing with and learning from many of the jazz greats of our time, and many internationally renowned jazz artists have been featured as guest performers with the ensemble.

For additional information, contact Cheryl Y. Boga, director of performance music, at, or visit

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