Thursday, September 7th

Festival Of New Trumpet Music

With performances by Jeff Beal, Keyon Harrold, & Mark Isham

About the Performance

This kick-off concert for the 21st annual Festival Of New Trumpet Music (FONT) will feature performances from three icons of the instrument, interpreting music from the film & TV scores of Jeff Beal and Mark Isham. The music will be accompanied by images from the related films in a immersive listening and visual experience.

Featured films & shows include: Raymond and Ray, House of Cards, Winning Time, JFK Destiny Betrayed, Monk, Judas and the Black Messiah, The Cooler, The Moderns, Afterglow, and American Crime.

The band will include John Patitucci (bass), Rudy Royston (drums), Gary Versace (piano) and string quartet.


This concert is in recognition of the exhibition Terry O’Neil: Stars, and Terry’s deep love of the cinema and music.

Details & Pricing

General Admission Tickets: $45
Members Tickets: $25
Patron Tickets: $15

Ticket price includes museum admission


Thursday, September 7th
6:30 PM | Doors
7:00 PM | Concert

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Jeff Beal is an American composer with a genre-defying musical fluidity.  His work has been nominated for nineteen, and won five Primetime Emmy awards for scores for House of Cards (Netflix), Rome (HBO), Carnivale (HBO) Nightmares and Dreamscapes (TNT), Monk (USA) and Oliver Stone’s The Putin Interviews (Showtime). Noted film scores include the documentaries The Biggest Little Farm and Blackfish, and dramas Pollock (dir. Ed Harris) and Shock and Awe (dir. Rob Reiner), and Raymond & Ray (dir. Rodrigo Garcia) on Apple TV+.

Beal composes, orchestrates, conducts, mixes and often performs on his own scores. An accomplished and recorded jazz musician, Beal uses his improvisational skills to read the emotional tone of a scene. “This process allows me to envision a world where anything can happen,” says Beal.

Photo Credit: Jeff Beal by Fritz Myers
Musically, Keyon Harrold lives by the notion that the only thing that identifies a genre is its beat.  That belief has allowed Harrold to tear down the walls of the genre to roam music freely. Keyon’s career is a spectrum of greatness in terms of collaboration and as a solo artist. He is a once-in-a-generation type talent on trumpet. His approach and sound are personal as well as engaging; a sort of magical haze often referred to as modern-day Mile’s Davis.  Keyon was the trumpet voice of Miles Davis in the “Miles Ahead Film by Don Cheadle; in which the soundtrack received a Grammy Award.

“Keyon Harrold Is Equal Parts Music” - Billboard
Photo Credit: Keyon Harrold by Kwaku Alston
Mark Isham is an electronic music innovator, jazz artist and prolific film composer.  Isham’s ability to create unforgettable melodies, combined with his willingness to experiment with innovative musical palettes, has earned him accolades including Grammy and Emmy awards, and Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. Isham’s inimitable musical voice is evident in his memorable scores for award-winning features including the Oscar-winning Judas and The Black Messiah, Crash and A River Runs Through It (Oscar Nomination) along with Golden Globe winning Bobby, and Nell (Golden Globe Nomination). For The Black Dahlia, Isham was awarded “Best Score” by the International Film Music Critics Association.