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Pomona College Jazz Concert Featuring Bobby Bradford and the Mo'Tet

Bobby Bradford and the Mo'Tet, a highly lauded West Coast jazz ensemble, will present a concert at Pomona College on Saturday, February 14 at 8 p.m. 

This versatile troupe, considered to be on the cutting edge of L.A. jazz, is known for their finesse and precision, whether playing highly structured or free improvisational styles. Mo' Tet features multi-directional jazz artists Don Preston (piano), Roberto Miranda (bass), William Jeffrey (drummer), Ken Rosser (guitar), Michael Vlatkovich (trombone) and Chuck Manning (saxophone), in addition to Bradford (cornet/trumpet). 

Bradford, who has been performing for more than 30 years, was hailed by jazz critic Scott Yanow as "one of the best trumpeters to emerge from the avant-garde," and named "one of the West Coast's most under-appreciated and under-recorded jazz treasures'" by the Santa Barbara Independent. His most recent recording is Midnight Pacific Airwave (2009). 

Since 1974, Bradford has served as a lecturer in music and director of the Jazz Ensemble at Pomona College. 

This concert will be held in Pomona College's Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). For further information, call: (909) 607-2671.

Pomona College is one of the nation's premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.