The Stamps Jazz Quintet is comprised of five outstanding young jazz musicians who went through a rigorous audition process and are provided generous scholarships and special performance opportunities as a group through the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation and the University of Miami.
The Stamps Jazz Quintet features stellar young jazz musicians from across the nation who, after auditioning for the Frost School of Music, were each offered a full four-year scholarship, including room and board, provided by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation. In addition to their regular music studies, the group is provided special opportunities to perform at festivals and venues of distinction and to create a cohesive group over a four-year period. Chuck Bergeron is the faculty mentor.
The Stamps Jazz Quintet enjoyed a tremendously successful debut school year in 2009-2010, beginning with a great performance at Festival Miami with Gary Burton, and continuing with a host of concert performances and audio and video recordings throughout the school year. The group was visited by many other artists and clinicians, including producing legend Phil Ramone and acclaimed violinist Mark O’Connor, and were asked to perform for the MEIEA Convention, a national event hosted by the Frost School of Music.
In addition, the group has traveled to Denver to do a series of clinics and masterclasses, including a performance at The University of Denver, a live radio broadcast on KUVO, and a night at Jazz club Dazzle. They have performed at the prestigious Monterey Next Generation Festival in California, where the group won two out of three Outstanding Soloist Awards.