IRA JAZZ..

IRA JAZZ..

IRA JAZZ..IRA JAZZ..IRA JAZZ..

IRA SULLIVAN

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MUSIC IS....

" I feel that music is one   of the finest gifts God has bestowed upon mankind. . . I believe that it transcends mere entertainment, and that it can be healing to the human   spirit.”
  ~ Ira Sullivan 

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BIO

      

Hyperbole surrounds   Ira Sullivan. It is evident in both his music and his life. His talent has   been called "Pure lyric," "Fire," "Formidable,"   "Complex," "Ornate," "Unparalleled,"   "Haunting," or, more simply, "Legend." Some reviewers say   he is a musical genius; others say this is an understatement. They cite his   ability to pick up a strange instrument and,   within a few days, to be as conversant with   it as if he had been playing it for years. World class multi-instrumentalist   Ira Sullivan plays trumpet, flugelhorn, peckhorn, tenor, alto, and soprano   saxophones, flute, and an occasional round of drums, all of them impeccably   and not as a gimmick. A master of almost the entire range of brass and reed   instruments, he is known for his ability to come in cold and turn in a   stellar performance. Ira is widely recorded and tours on the national and   international jazz circuits. A five-time Grammy nominee, he serves as a   panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. As a clinician, lecturer,   and adjudicator in jazz workshops at universities and schools across the   country and abroad, he finds that the History of Jazz programs that he   initiated while attending high school in Chicago are now being replicated in   many of these institutions. 

Always Something Going On .... CHECK the EVENTS

When I'm not playing a local event or teaching ..my hope is that you'll keep practicing.. Listening to Frank Consola on WDNA or Tracy Fields, Evenin' Jazz WLRN.