Jeffery Miller and John Michael Bradford In Concert

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Notes: Sets are at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
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Location: The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center
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New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
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Trombonist Jeffery Miller and trumpeter John Michael Bradford will perform together on Nov. 24.

Trombonist Jeffery Miller and trumpeter John Michael Bradford will perform together on Nov. 24.

The Jazz & Heritage Concert Series Presents:
JEFFERY MILLER and JOHN MICHAEL BRADFORD
Saturday, Nov. 24
The Jazz & Heritage Center
Two sets starting at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Free Admission

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents trombonist Jeffery Miller and trumpeter John Michael Bradford together in concert at the Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, Nov. 24, for two sets starting at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Jeffery Miller and John Michael Bradford are both accomplished young New Orleans natives. Both are alums of our music education program, the Heritage School of Music, as well as the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). Both received scholarships to prestigious conservatories - the Juilliard School for Jeffery, the Berklee College of Music for John Michael.  Both also are well on their way to successful careers as jazz artists.

Jeffery Miller, now just 22 years old, has been playing trombone since he was a child. At the age of 14 he started performing with Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, and since that time has amassed an impressive resume of performances at venues like the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden, and work with artists including Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride and the Count Basie Orchestra. In 2014 he graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School, the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Heritage School of Music. He went on to The Juilliard School in New York on a full scholarship and graduated this spring with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at Juilliard.

John Michael Bradford often tells the story that when he was a young boy music was not a part of his life. But in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he found himself and his family evacuated to San Antonio with a family friend: Sammie Williams, the trombonist and leader of Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Young John Michael was fascinated by Williams’ horn and begged his parents for one. Eventually, he got not a trombone, but the trumpet his grandfather had played in high school. From then on, it was all about the trumpet for him. He was soon performing in Jackson Square with older musicians, and then at second-line parades, funerals, private parties and festivals. Within months he had earned enough money to purchase his own professional-quality instrument. Then it was on to NOCCA , where he twice won the Seeking Satchmo Trumpet Competition. He toured Japan with Donald Harrison, Jr., and traveled to Cuba with the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp. He and Jeffery were among the top students at the Heritage School of Music and performed together frequently. John Michael has performed at the Grammy Awards and at Carnegie Hall. He is currently finishing his senior year at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

This concert is part of the Jazz & Heritage Concert Series. Other events in the series include:

Saturday, Dec. 1:
COURTNEY BRYAN
Presented by Improvisation: New Orleans’s Gift to the Modern World, A Tricentennial Conference and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Saturday, Dec. 8:          
DAVELL CRAWFORD
Saturday, Dec. 15:        
ELLIS MARSALIS QUINTET

Saturday, Jan. 5:           
DON VAPPIE & THE CREOLE JAZZ SERENADERS

Tuesday, Jan. 22: 
SUNNI PATTERSON, DONNEY ROSE, SOL GALEANO, GRAY HAWK PERKINS and more
A Celebration Concert for the National Day of Racial Healing, part of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's National Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Initiative. Presented by the Foundation for Louisiana, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Saturday, Jan. 19:         
Tango & Tequila
DR. JEE YEOUN KO

Saturday, Feb. 16:
Living the Highlife - A Night of Afropop
KUMASI AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA and the FUFU ALLSTARS

Saturday, March 9:
SPENCER BOHREN & THE WHIPPERSNAPPERS

Saturday, Apr. 13:
SPOKEN WORD NIGHT

Saturday, Apr. 27:
Cabaret Tremé
An evening with LEAH CHASE

Saturday, May 4:
Bechet to Batiste
EVAN CHRISTOPHER and GREGORY AGID

Saturday, June 15:
A Song For You: A Tribute to Soul Music
TONYA BOYD-CANNON

Saturday, July 13:
Noite do Brasil - Brazilian Night
CHEGADÃO, AMIGOS do SAMBA and SAPATOS NOVOS

The Jazz & Heritage Concert Series is produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. For more on what we do, please see www.jazzandheritage.org.

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