The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference
6.01.21 – 6.05.21
Session: “WWCD – What Would Clifford Do? A Look at What We Can Learn From the Great Clifford Brown Through His Words, Practice and Art”
Trumpeter Alan Hood hails from upstate New York and has been performing music for more than 35 years. Hood toured the world with the Phil Collins Big Band appearing at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals and New York City’s prestigious Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He is among featured soloists on the band’s live compact disc recording A Hot Night in Paris, on the Atlantic jazz label and appears on well over fifty other jazz, commercial and classical recordings, including four of his own. Dividing his career between performing and teaching full time (since 1999) at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music as Professor of Trumpet, Al coaches Brass Ensembles, teaches Applied Trumpet & Pedagogy and a course on jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown. He proudly hosted the highly acclaimed 2004 International Trumpet Guild conference at the Lamont School of Music and is currently a faculty member (since 2007) of the annual esteemed Rafael Méndez Brass Institute (and a former 5-year host!), featuring the world-renown Summit Brass. Al has also proudly presented masterclasses and presentations around the world. As a freelance trumpeter he continuously performs and records in and beyond the Colorado region with the Ken Walker Jazz Sextet, the Peter Sommer Septet and his own co-led H2 Big Band and H2 Jazztet. Al is widely known as an authority on the life and music of Clifford Brown and has contributed extensively to Nick Catalano’s biography on Brown and to Don Glanden’s video documentary “Brownie Speaks.”.