Shamarr Allen, trumpet
A trumpeter who makes a difference: here is Shamarr Allen, young star in New Orleans and already an Ascona favorite.
Dates: 23.6 - 2.7 2016
Plays with Tremé Brass Band & as Special Guest
In 2015 the Ascona audience discovered Shamarr Allen, prodigious and charismatic trumpeter with a contagious energy as a showman. He is an incredibly chameleonic trumpeter and singer who can skillfully range through disparate genres. From rock to jazz, from R&B to soul, he has collaborated (among others) with Lenny Kravitz, Branford Marsalis, Willie Nelson, Harry Connick Jr., Leon Russell, R.E.M and has performed the national anthem at the White House, in the presence of Barack Obama. Winner of the 2015 Offbeat Award as best New Orleans trumpeter, Shamarr returns to Ascona in 2016. Born and raised in The Big Easy, he is one of the pillars of the Tremé Brass Band; we will however also admire him as special guest in various other bands.