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Jazz Ensemble Presents Winter Concert with Guest Artist Scott Belck

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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018

The Westminster College Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual winter concert on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. in Berlin Lounge. The ensemble will be joined by guest trumpeter, Dr. Scott Belck. Belck will be featured on several charts including Dizzy Gillespie's "Manteca" and Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine." 

Belck currently serves at the director of jazz studies, the division head of ensembles and conducting and professor of music at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he directs the CCM Jazz Orchestra and teaches applied jazz trumpet.

He is a founding member of critically acclaimed Tromba Mundi contemporary trumpet ensemble and has recently toured as a member of Grammy Award winning funk legend Bootsy Collins’ Funk Unity Band as lead trumpet. He has served as trumpet and cornet soloist with the Air Force Band of Flight in Dayton, Ohio where he also held the post of musical director for the Air Force Night Flight Jazz Ensemble. He is the founding artistic director emeritus of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. On Monday nights in Cincinnati, he serves as lead trumpet and musical director for the new Flying Circus Big Band featuring drummer “Baron” John Von Ohlen.

His playing credits include recordings lead trumpet/guest soloist with the Cincinnati Pops featuring the Manhattan Transfer and John Pizzarelli, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Van Dells, and jazz soloist with the University of North Texas One O'clock Lab Band with whom he recorded four CDs as jazz soloist and section trumpet. Belck is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Belck will lead a masterclass for anyone interested on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Patterson Hall Mezzanine (Balcony of Orr Auditorium).

For more information, contact Dr. Timothy Winfield at