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05/09/2014 | Music | Created by Darla Martin Tucker

Don Rader, esteemed jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, is known for the warm lyrical tones emanating from his instruments.

Trumpeter Don Rader

On Wed., May 14 he will bring his distinctive sound, talent and expertise to the stage for the next Pierce Street Jazz concert at La Sierra University. The Don Rader Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. in the Troesh Conference Center of the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business. Rader’s band will consist of well-known jazz industry pros Theo Sanders on piano, Ramon Banda on drums, and Chris Conner on bass.

Rader, who began playing trumpet at age 5, holds a long and star-studded career on stage and in the studio, playing with a roster of music’s greatest acts in jazz, pop, and other genres including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Diana Ross, Benny Carter and Elvis Presley. Rader has held membership with the orchestras of Basie, Herman and Maynard Ferguson, and for more than 20 years worked in the Los Angeles entertainment industry performing on motion picture soundtracks, live television programs and television productions. He played on tour with many famous artists including 33 years with the Jerry Lewis muscular dystrophy telethons. He also free-lanced with orchestras, bands, music clinics and recording projects in Germany and Australia.

Admission to Pierce Street Jazz is free. La Sierra University is located at 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside. For more information please call 951-785-2148. For a campus map, go to this link: