Shawn Williams Presents the Music of Lee Morgan
On May 19th, trumpeter and educator, Shawn Williams, will present the ever captivating music of Lee Morgan! We hope you’ll join us that evening at 6pm at the Denver Press as Shawn shares stories of the life and music of Lee Morgan.
This is a new style of event for the Gift of Jazz! There will be a food truck outside the Press Club for patrons to purchase food and a bar inside the venue to purchase drinks. Tickets do not include food or drink.
It is impossible to talk about the history of jazz trumpet without mentioning Lee Morgan. Morgan’s exuberant and boisterous improvisational and compositional voice defined the sound of hard bop in the 1960’s. A recording titan, he cut over twenty albums as a leader and sideman between 1960 and 1970. Morgan’s ability to mix funky, danceable grooves with compelling and lyrical improvisation was so new and fresh it firmly established him as a force to be reckoned with.