Trumpeter, composer and educator Jason Palmer invited to George Fox University for residency and performance

February 01, 2024

Jason Palmer

NEWBERG, Ore. – The George Fox University performing arts department is honored to welcome trumpeter, composer and educator Jason Palmer to campus for a residency and performance with the university Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Jazz Quartet. The concert will be held on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium. 

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children, and free for George Fox students and staff who show their ID. The public is also invited to attend a masterclass on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 208 of the university’s Ross Center.

There is no cost for the masterclass. Elementary, middle, and high school students who attend the classroom presentation will receive a complimentary ticket to Friday night's performance. 

Palmer currently serves as the assistant professor of ensembles and brass at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has also taught at Harvard, the New England Conservatory, and the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Palmer has been a mainstay on the Boston jazz scene for the past 22 years, and his quintet is currently the house band at the historic Wally’s Jazz Café in Boston each weekend. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Palmer has performed with Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock, Winton Marsalis, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and many other jazz luminaries. 

He has recorded 13 albums as a leader, and performed on more than 40 albums as a sideman. Four of his recordings were reviewed by Downbeat Magazine, all receiving four stars or better. Palmer has toured in more than 30 countries with saxophonists Mark Turner, Greg Osby, Grace Kelly and Matana Roberts.

George Fox University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University” and by The Wall Street Journal as the top private college in Oregon. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Oregon, and at teaching centers in Portland and Redmond, Oregon. George Fox offers more than 60 academic programs at the undergraduate level, degree-completion programs for working adults, and 20 masters and doctoral degrees.

Carly Reumann
George Fox University