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“VAUGHN NARK IS SOMETHIN' SPECIAL”....Dizzy Gillespie - 1979


Vaughn Nark is a critically acclaimed Trumpeter, Flugelhornist, Trombonist and exclusive Yamaha clinician from Washington, DC. With a career that includes nearly two decades as a member of the United States Air Force premiere jazz ensemble, the Airmen of Note, Vaughn has performed with many of the worlds finest artists and entertainers, including Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Severinsen, Tony Bennett, Louis Bellson, Henry Mancini, Arturo Sandoval, Stanley Turrentine, Slide Hampton, Lena Horne and Wynton Marsalis.

This distinguished artist and educator performed as the lead trumpet for the inaugural session of the Smithsonian Institution's Jazz Masterworks Orchestra under the direction of Gunther Schuller and David Baker, and more recently performed at the 26th Olympic Games in Atlanta. Described by Dr. Herb Wong as "tomorrow's inspiration today", Mr. Nark is one of America's most popular and in-demand guest artists and clinicians.

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