Renowned Jazz artist Terell Stafford to perform at LCCC with peer-to-peer program

Terell StaffordCHEYENNE, Wyoming – Laramie County Community College is set to host a unique jazz concert featuring some of today’s premier musicians and educators. 

The concert, set for 7 p.m. May 16 in the Surbrugg/Prentice Auditorium, is part of the Herbie Hancock Institute's National Peer-to-Peer Education Program. The LCCC performance will be a highlight of a week-long series of educational performances aimed at bringing jazz to students across southeast Wyoming. The event is free for the public.

Prominent jazz musician and educator Terell Stafford, known for his involvement with the Grammy-winning Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Lisa Henry, celebrated for her dynamic vocal prowess, will perform alongside high school talents from the Peer-to-Peer Jazz Quintet. This program and its “informance” aims to educate audiences about jazz’s foundational role in American culture and its embodiment of deeply-held national values.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for our community's music enthusiasts to deeply engage with jazz, America's indigenous art form,” said Michael Lange, LCCC’s Fine and Performing Arts director. “Featuring some of the finest jazz musicians and emerging talents in the nation, this will be a landmark event.”

A standout figure in jazz, Stafford is acclaimed not only for his spirited trumpet performances but also as the Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, where he shapes the next generation of jazz musicians, bringing his profound influence to LCCC. Celebrated as an International Jazz Ambassador and a pivotal voice in jazz, Lisa Henry brings to LCCC a performance steeped in the tradition of jazz greats, offering an enriching experience that taps into the genre's soul. 

Go to terellstafford.com and lisahenryjazz.com for more information about the musicians and to hancockinstitute.org for more about the institute. Reach out to Michael Lange at mlange@lccc.wy.edu for more about the event.