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Doc Severinsen And The San Miguel 5 At Caffè Lena

Aug 21, 2019

Grammy Award-winning Doc Severinsen has been celebrated as America’s favorite trumpet player for more than half a century. Welcomed into living rooms for nearly three decades as the leader of "The Tonight Show Orchestra," (with host Johnny Carson hailing him as ‘the greatest trumpet player in the world,’) his impeccable musicianship and charismatic presence still dazzles at 92 years old, with the iconic trumpeter performing his signature stylings of big band, pop, jazz, world, and classical standards, universally hailed as one of our national treasures.

He is playing three shows with his band The San Miguel 5 at Caffè Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York on August 23, 24, and 25.

Severinsen has also recently released "The Lost Tapes Vol. 1 and 2," which are comprised of fully realized modern Trumpet concertos that Doc performed in the 1970’s and ‘80s with the Baytown & Plano, Texas High School Bands, written by accomplished band composers and specifically commissioned for Doc by noted Texas high school band leader and friend Charles Forque.