Music from the classic Blue Note catalog of the 1950s and 1960s.
Keith Karns trumpet
Joe Manis saxophone
Matt Sazima piano
Ken Anoe bass
Kurt Deutscher drums
Keith Karns is a trumpet player, arranger, and bandleader based in Salem, Oregon. Keith has worked with some of the leading voices in jazz including Rich Perry, Greta Matassa, Lauren Sevian, Stefon Harris, The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, and Benny Golson.
Keith's big band has toured nationally and has recorded two CDs of his original compositions and arrangements. He has received awards from the National Trumpet Competition, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Downbeat Magazine, and the Jazz Education Network (JEN).
Keith is the Director of Jazz Studies at Western Oregon University where he directs the WOU Jazz Orchestra, the Latin Jazz Ensemble, and teaches courses in jazz improvisation, jazz history, applied trumpet, brass pedagogy, and chamber music.