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Artist Series – Caleb Likely

MPUC Artist Series – Caleb Likely, trombone
with Emily Rudquist, piano and Anthony Afful, trombone
Trombonist Caleb Likely with pianist Emily Rudquist and trombonist Anthony Afful present a recital exploring the musical range of the trombone and some music composed by trombone players. From Baroque to Modern, obscure to well-known, this program is sure to have something for everyone! Don’t miss this amazing music program. The recital is free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be gratefully accepted.

Caleb Likely is a 2016 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and computer science. There he studied trombone under Scott Moore and Larry Zimmerman. During his time at Gustavus, Mr. Likely toured with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra to Eastern Europe in 2014 and the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra & Gustavus Jazz Lab Band to Greece and Macedonia in 2016. He also played with the Vasa Wind Orchestra, Adolphus Jazz Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Brass Choir, Chapel Brass Quintet, and Jazz Combo.

Mr. Likely currently works as a Special Education Paraprofessional at Eden Prairie High School and teaches trombone and baritone lessons through David Thomas School of Music. He is a member of Brio Brass, a 50-piece brass band that performs arrangements of jazz and popular tunes at various venues throughout the summer and fall, and The Red Rock Swing Band, a 17-piece swing band based in Woodbury. Mr. Likely is also a founding member of The Preludes to a Blizzard (or more commonly The Preludes), a smaller, modular brass band that boasts a very diverse musical range, pulling inspiration from Jazz, Klezmer, Dixieland, and World Music.


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