Jon Ailabouni New Album Showcase: You Are Not Alone
Sep 30 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$25.00 - $35.00
Join trumpeter and composer Jon Ailabouni for an evening of original music from his most recent album entitled You Are Not Alone. Using the jazz tradition as a vehicle for storytelling, Ailabouni’s work speaks to the challenges of our times, offering hope and solace through musical catharsis.
Jon Ailabouni trumpet, flugelhorn
Simon Harding saxophones, bass clarinet
Mike Conrad piano
Karyn Quinn bass
Pete James Johnson drums
Jon Ailabouni is a sought-after trumpeter, composer, liturgist, and educator based in La Crosse, WI . With a background steeped in Western European classical and Black American jazz traditions. His 2023 album, You Are Not Alone, for SkyDeck Music features his original compositions and has been performed on the main stage at the Iowa City Jazz Festival. An emerging national leader on the intersection of jazz and liturgical traditions, Jon regularly serves as a guest jazz worship director, bringing the sophistication and soulfulness of the jazz tradition into familiar hymns and liturgy in churches, synod assemblies, and gatherings across the country. Ailabouni currently serves as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where he teaches trumpet and directs the Jazz Ensemble and Hoefer Brass Quintet.