Santa Fe pianist and composer Robert (Bob) Fox has assembled an all-star lineup for this concert featuring original music for three horns – Bobby Shew, trumpet; Chris Buckholz, trombone; and multi-reed player, Alex Murzyn – and inspired by the love of hard bop shared by his bandmates, who include bassist Terry Burns and drummer John Trentacosta. Fox has worked with Ira Sullivan, Stan Turrentine, James Moody, Eddie Harris, Eddie Daniels and more, and was a co-founder of Straight Up with Trentacosta. Grammy-nominated trumpeter Bobby Shew has performed with everyone from the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, and Benny Goodman to Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Paul Anka, Tom Jones and more. A first call studio musician in Los Angeles for many years, he also led his own highly regarded quintet and sextet. A New Mexico resident, Shew served as the director of the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra and has been active as a performer and educator both here and throughout the world. Inducted into the New Mexico Music Hall of Fame, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance and Education from the International Trumpet Guild in 2014 as well as the Lifetime Jazz LeJENd Award from the Jazz Educators Network. Yamaha Performance Artist Chris Buckholz has played trombone in the Detroit, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and the National Symphony Orchestras and was the featured soloist with the Army Jazz Ambassadors. He boasts hundreds of studio recording credits and is currently an Associate Professor of Trombone at UNM. Multi-Reed player Alex Murzyn, a recent transplant from the Bay Area, has appeared with Stan Kenton, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard and many others and is a prolific composer. He teaches at NMSA in Santa Fe. Bassist Terry Lee Burns recently returned to New Mexico after an extensive performance, recording and teaching career in New York, Los Angeles and Minneapolis. A student of Rufus Reid, he has appeared with Gene Harris, Billy Hart, Lenny White, Art Farmer, among several others and recently released a solo record and an award-winning trio CD, Long Shot Trio. Drummer John Trentacosta has also played with a who’s who of jazz greats, including Eddie Daniels, James Moody, Bobby Shew, and Frank Morgan, as well as leading his own ensemble, the Santa Fe Music Collective. An active educator and broadcaster he is fully involved in all areas of New Mexico music, including as a presenter.