Trumpeter Rex Richardson to perform Feb. 1

Renowned international trumpeter Rex Richardson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in Henderson State University’s Arkansas Hall. Richardson will be backed by an all-star big band comprised of Arkansas musicians.

Tickets are $10 and can be ordered online at Richardson will also present a free trumpet clinic at 3 p.m. in Arkansas Hall.

Richardson is a veteran of the renowned Rhythm & Brass chamber ensemble, jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek. He has also appeared with numerous celebrity artists.

As a Yamaha Performing Artist, Richardson stays busy as a headline artist at international festivals and as a soloist with orchestras, jazz ensembles, brass bands and concert bands across the world. He is a professor of trumpet and jazz trumpet at Virginia Commonwealth University, and served as an international tutor in trumpet at England’s Royal Northern College of Music and at Austria’s JAM Music Lab University.

Richardson’s appearance at Henderson is made possible by Yamaha, Henderson’s Ellis College Margin of Excellence Fund, Student Government Association, Reddie student organizations, and the HSU Trumpet Guild.

For more information, contact Jim Buckner, Henderson professor of trumpet, at or 870-230-5410.

Arkansas Hall is located at 1118 Henderson St. in Arkadelphia.