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Richard Stanmeyer Quartet
November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST
Richard Stanmeyer Quartet in the window 8pm-11pm!
Richard Stanmeyer is a jazz musician who started on the trumpet at the age of nine. Mentored by internationally acclaimed trumpet players such as Billy Buss and Yale School of Music professor Allan Dean, he started making music into his career at twelve. From that age, he began performing as a sideman and leading jazz bands in local clubs, restaurants, and major venues throughout the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Some of those locations include the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, the Colonial Theatre, The Dream Away Lodge, and the historic Red Lion Inn. At the age of fourteen he delved into classical music and was accepted into the esteemed Boston University Tanglewood Institute summer program. There, he worked closely with internationally renowned soloist Terry Everson and performed in numerous recital halls throughout the Tanglewood festival grounds.
In 2015, he attended New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab workshop and performed in Ken Schaphorst’s ensemble at Jordan Hall. The following year, he enrolled in NEC’s College Prep Program, and auditioned for the NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2016, which he performed as lead trumpet for the 2016-18 seasons. Under the direction of Bob Nieske, they held numerous concerts at Jordan Hall, with some performances under the direction of Schaphorst as well. He graduated in 2018 with high honors and received the Jazz Department Award for his work in the program.
In high school, he also performed with the Massachusetts Western District Jazz Band at UMASS Amherst’s Fine Arts Center as lead trumpet from sophomore to senior year. In his junior and senior years, he performed in the Massachusetts All-State Jazz Band under the direction of Ronald Carter (saxophonist) and later Darcy James Argue. With this ensemble, he performed two consecutive years at Symphony Hall and Newport Jazz Festival, and this past year was the featured soloist for the set at both venues. In 2017, he was also fortunate to join the Glenn Miller Orchestra as featured soloist for “In the Mood.”
Upon being accepted to Berklee College of Music on a near full-tuition scholarship, he has performed at Wally’s Jazz Café alongside Jason Palmer and has worked closely with 2019 grammy-nominated saxophonist Tia Fuller. Through his studies at Berklee, Richard plans to major in Contemporary Writing & Production.