They remember Clifford
Mention the words “jazz” and “trumpet,” and most people immediately think of Miles Davis—that is, if they’ve never heard the music of Clifford Brown. Although his recording career spanned less than three years, the sweet-voiced horn star, whose career was cut short in 1956 when he was killed in an automobile accident at age 25, left behind an astonishing body of work, much of it cut with drummer Max Roach. Capital Jazz Project will honor Brown’s memory and repertoire on Sunday, December 9, by performing a selection of his numbers with trumpeter Bobby Shew. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at American River College Theatre, 4700 College Oak Dr. Tickets are $12 general, $8 students with I.D./seniors.