The renowned jazz trumpet player, endorsed by a Swiss horn maker, is on a European Jazz tour and on a U.S. Postal Service and La Poste of France stamp with Miles Davis
MAYO Communications has teamed up with Jon Barnes, a world class musician, who played in the movie "Dirty Dancing" . He is also a writer, composer, producer, businessman and educator. Although his principal instruments are trumpet and piano, Barnes also plays all and teaches all instruments. Growing up in Baltimore, he started studying trumpet in church and elementary school. He was inspired by Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis.
MAYO Communications has been retained to promote Barnes music, tours and a new one-of-a-kind horn made out of carbon fiber, the bell is made entirely of carbon fiber and the trumpet body is a Spiri Vario. The carbon fiber bell can be changed with a regular brass bell designed for a Spiri Vario. It's lighter and has a unique sound.
Currently, Barnes is on European tour at the daCarbo Festival with Arturo Sandoval, lead vocalist, Skip Martin of Kool and the Gang. and "A Tribute to Louis Armstrong Jon Barnes von Earth Wind & Fire LIVE erleben in Barnbach" event. The tour is also being filmed as a documentary. Barnes has played, tour and or recorded with other music giants such as Justin Bieber, Arturo Sandoval, Gerald McCaulley, Billy Preston, Gerald Albright, Temptations , Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Tom Scott, Chris Botti, Gary Bias,Brenda Russell, Little Anthony and the Imperials to name a few. He has managed to create his own music curriculum, Kids Music Corner.com, which allows children to learn about music while simulating the playground experience. Barnes is also featured on a new limited edition of a U.S. Postal stamp Celebrating Miles Davis Anniversary.
MAYO Communications, whose first client was Stevie Wonder, is no stranger to launching celebrity and music events. Late last year, MAYO launched Online music format Global Onslaught-Australia-UK in America. The celebrity red carpet fundraiser for animal rescue charity www.OperationBlanketsofLove.org featured a tour with independent rock bands: October Rage, Throwdown Syndicate, Overspill, Annie Lovell,March Into Paris and others. Guest appearances included, Toto's leader singer Bobby Kimball and Buddy Princeton and the Incorruptibles.