Friday, April 21, 2006

Jazz on the Mall -- Part I

Trumpeter Brian Shapiro plays the flugelhorn -- a trumpet-like instrument -- with the Towson University Big Band during an April 20 performance at the Sylvan Theater on the National Mall. The group was one of several bands performing in the 2nd annual Big Band Jam -- held in conjunction with Jazz Appreciation Month, an annual festival sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.