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Byron Stripling on mission to share great music

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The Dispatch wrote Performer, director on mission to share great music

Sunday, July 20, 2008

BY GARY BUDZAK

Summertime is no time to chill out for Byron Stripling. The jazz trumpeter and singer is spending the hot months juggling national appearances with performances near and far by the orchestra he directs. On June 25, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra opened the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado with a New Orleans-themed show; this month and next, the orchestra will give outdoor concerts at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Stripling also plays in combos, with a quartet gig this week in Upper Arlington. Oh, yes, and he must practice, too.

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