Clifford Brown: Impact and Influence

University of the Arts


The University of the Arts presented Clifford Brown: Impact and Influence, a concert series celebrating the music and life of Philadelphia jazz trumpeter and composer Clifford Brown. A collaboration with the Philadelphia Jazz Heritage Project, the series featured former Clifford Brown band members Benny Golson and Lou Donaldson and their bands, as well as Terence Blanchard performing contemporary jazz selections that showcased the continuing legacy, impact, and influence of Brown's music. Marcus Belgrave and the Lars Halle Jazz Orchestra performed pieces from Brown's historic repertoire and the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by jazz trombonist and arranger, John Fedchock.