Allen Vizzutti with the Royal NZ Air Force Band
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|Tue 29 Jun ’10, 7:30pm–10:00pm||
Where: St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington
Restrictions: All Ages
- General Admission: $25.00
- Student: $20.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Rodger Fox
For the first time in New Zealand internationally acclaimed trumpeter Allen Vizzutti.
For the New Zealand tour Allen Vizzutti will present a series of classical and jazz concerts and trumpet master-classes.
Tuesday June 29 - Classical Concert.
First Half - Classical Trumpet repertoire with piano accompaniment
Second Half - with the Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force
Director of music: Squadron Leader Owen Clarke . Programme presented by kind permission of the Chief of Air Force Air Vice-Marshall G.B. Lintott ONZM, FRAeS.
Tickets are available through:
www.iticket.co.nz or phone 0508iTicket or 09 361-1000.
“Trumpet player supreme.”
Syracuse Post Standard
“Finely tuned wind, easy control, polyharmonic wit, orchestral penmanship, punctuated spiritual warmth…rarely do so many qualities find themselves in one musician.”
Attended the Eastman School of Music, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees. Vizzutti moved to Los Angeles during the '80s and began a career as a session musician, performing on a plethora of film, TV, and commercial soundtracks. He also backed Chick Corea and played on sessions for Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, and Prince, among others. Vizzutti subsequently joined Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show Band, and co-produced the band's first-ever album in 1986; the record won a Grammy for Best Big Band Recording. Vizzutti also performed with Woody Herman and Chuck Mangione, amongothers.
As for his solo career, Vizzutti appeared with numerous symphony orchestras around the world as a classical soloist, sometimes performing original compositions like his "Emerald Concerto" (recorded with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra). Yamaha Trumpet Artist.