The Signature Symphony Opens Its New Season with Trumpeter and Vocalist Byron Stripling Out Front
Our guest on this edition of ST is the well-regarded jazz trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling. He'll be appearing tonight and tomorrow night (the 8th and 9th) with the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College in a special "pops" concert created by Stripling himself. The show is called "The Roaring '20s and All That Jazz," and it will feature the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and other American music masters (and will be staged at the TCC Van Trease PACE). As we learn on today's program, Stripling -- who actually originated the role of Louis Armstrong in the bio-musical "Satchmo: America's Musical Legend" -- has also played over the years with the likes of Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, and Buck Clayton.