Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis
with Vincent Fuh, piano
UW Stevens Point
Shawano Community High School
Brent Turney is an active cross-genre soloist and ensemble performer throughout the country. His diverse musical background encompasses a wide range of styles and experiences. Brent is a sought after classical soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, small & large jazz ensemble recording artist and performer, and commercial performer and recording artist.
Brent performs regularly throughout the Midwest and has performed with groups such as the Milwaukee Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Isthmus Brass, Broadway in Chicago, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Tony Bennett, Kurt Elling, Maynard Ferguson, Seth MacFarlane, Frank Sinatra Jr., and Aretha Franklin. Brent is also the founder and artistic director of Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble. He is a popular soloist and clinician with high schools, colleges, and jazz festivals throughout the Midwest. Brent has performed in 49 states and 20 countries.
Brent Turney has been Professor of Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point since 2007. At UWSP Brent teaches applied trumpet and serves as chair of his department. Previous to taking the position at UWSP, Brent was adjunct professor at DePaul University teaching jazz and classical trumpet, and directing big bands and jazz combos. Brent's students have been accepted into prestigious graduate programs and have embarked on successful performance and teaching careers. In 2013 Brent launched a regional chapter of the International Trumpet Guild, the Wisconsin Trumpet Guild.
Brent holds degrees in classical performance from Penn State University (Bachelor of Music), jazz studies from DePaul University (Master of Music), and classical performance from DePaul University (Classical Performers Certificate). His teachers include John Daniel, Bob Lark and John Hagstrom.
Brent's wife, Rachel Snyder Turney, is a pianist and pedagogue. Together they have three delightful and musical children who are learning piano, flute, and trumpet.
Riverfront Jazz Festival, 5:00 pm
UW Stevens Point