I am so excited about the start of our Pops series this year. I attended Eastman School of Music for one of my music degrees, and while there I became friends with an amazing trumpet player. Trumpeter Byron Stripling introduced me to the complexities of Jazz. Over the years, we have worked together numerous times. When he played with the
Symphony of Southeast Texas several years ago, the audience had so much fun.
This time around he will be bringing his Ella and Louis program celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Joining him onstage this time around will be the amazing Carmen Bradford. Unforgettable songs such as “Tisket A Tasket,” “Do you Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and so much more. This is definitely a concert to bring the entire family and take a trip down memory lane.