Cuong Vu Trio – Jazz @ the Athenaeum

The Jazz @ the Athenaeum Series opens on Sunday, January 20, with the Cuong Vu Trio, featuring Vu on trumpet and electronics, Stomu Takeishi on electric bass, and Ted Poor on drums. Grammy-winner Vu is widely recognized by jazz critics as a leader of a generation of innovative musicians. A truly unique musical voice, Vu has lent his talents to a wide range of artists, including Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Dave Douglas, and Myra Melford. The New York Times wrote, “The voracious sweep of postmillennial jazz has plenty of exemplars but few truer than the trumpeter Cuong Vu. Over the last decade, he has upheld a dreamlike sound informed by post-bop but just as rooted in noise pop, grunge, and ambient minimalism. He has an invaluable partner in the bassist Stomu Takeishi, who shares his fluency with electronics and his fondness for immersive lyricism. Together with the smart young drummer Ted Poor, they have tended to an aquatic, darkly inviting, calmly exploratory style.”

This concert opens the first annual Festival of New Trumpet Music West, the West Coast edition of NYC’s celebrated FONT Music. For info on FONTWest, please visit

Event Site and Tickets:

Start date:

Jan 20th, 2019

Finish date:

Jan 20th, 2019


7:30 PM


Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, Wall Street, La Jolla, CA, USA