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Trumpeter Marvin Stamm headlines Yoshi's fundraiser for Music Department


Trumpeter Marvin Stamm will share the stage with several Cal State East Bay jazz ensembles.

  • February 10, 2012

New York trumpeter Marvin Stamm will perform with the Cal State East Bay jazz ensembles at the 13th Annual “Night of Jazz” fundraiser Monday, March 12, at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Jack London Square, Oakland. All proceeds will go to the CSUEB Music Scholarship and Special Events Fund.

The concert will include performances by the CSUEB Jazz Orchestra big band, under the direction of assistant professor Johannes Wallmann, as well as by several small groups from the university’s jazz program.

Stamm, a trumpet virtuoso, will be joining the Jazz Orchestra as a featured soloist, a role that he honed as a member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Woody Herman Big Band, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Duke Pearson Big Band, the Benny Goodman Sextet, and Louis Bellson’s Big Band. He also has performed with Frank Sinatra.

Over several decades as a first-call studio player in New York, Stamm also recorded with Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Frank Foster, and countless others. He currently co-leads the Inventions Trio with pianist Bill Mays and cellist Alisa Horn.

Downbeat Magazine wrote: “Stamm has a gorgeous tone on the trumpet and flugelhorn, and he flies through the changes.”

Jazz Times said: “The Memphis native has chops and talent in abundance. He can burn on bebop changes, or mellow out on a ballad, all the time maintaining the lucid consistency that enthusiasm and experience engenders.” 

Jazz Review wrote: “It is a pleasure listening to the work of Marvin Stamm, anytime! Stamm is a musician's musician, performing flawlessly on his trumpet and flugelhorn.” 

Wallmann, CSUEB Jazz Orchestra director, is thrilled at the opportunity for his students to perform with a consummate musician such as Stamm. 

“Marvin Stamm played a key role shaping the sound of every major American big band of the 1960s and 1970s," Wallmann said. "He not only exemplifies big band and small group jazz trumpet playing, but has also spent decades working in the rarified circle of New York studio musicians that every record producer and music contractor has clamored to get for their recording projects,” said Wallmann.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door for the 8 p.m. show; prices for the 10 p.m. show are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, or $10 for CSUEB students at the door. 

Reservations may be made at or by calling (510) 238-9200.

More information about this event online at or by calling (510) 885-3167. Anyone wishing to sponsor the Yoshi's event or other Cal State East Bay Music Department events may contact Penny Peak, university development officer, at or at (510) 885-4156.

CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify event sponsor at 510-885-3167 well in advance if accommodation is needed.

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