Hope College Presents: Stafford Hunter’s Freedom Quartet feat. Trumpeter Josh Lawrence

Wednesday, October 27 at 7:30pm

Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Recital Hall
221 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423

Stafford Hunter’s Hope College Jazz Concert Series Part 2: Freedom Quartet feat. Trumpeter Josh Lawrence.

Presenting music celebrating peace and freedom. Including an original work of Stafford’s entitled “Suite Freedom”.

Written to commemorate the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

FREE to the Public

Stafford Hunter: Trombone, Shells, Voice
Josh Lawrence: Trumpet, Voice
Tom Lockwood: Bass, Voice
Jeff Shoup: Drums, Voice
You: Presence & Voice

This is Stafford Hunter’s 2nd presentation of his new group Freedom Quartet. Celebrating this landmark day in American history; Juneteenth. The oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

It was June 19, 1865 when a Union General rode into Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended, and slaves had been freed. Of course, President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was issued 2 years earlier, on January 1, 1863.

This band will perform original music related to this day in history and to the continued struggle for equality for ALL in America and worldwide. This performance of the group focuses on Stafford’s new composition "Suite Freedom". A multi-movement piece focused on many aspects of the struggle for equality, justice, and freedom for all. Be a witness. Let your voice and presence be known.

This concert will feature trumpeter Josh Lawrence; newly appointed Director of Jazz at world-renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts. Read more about Josh at:

Event Type

Academics, Arts and Humanities Division, Music, Public Events

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