Bright Dog Red welcomed their newest core member today, trumpeter Jarritt Sheel. Jarritt, who first sat in with BDR at New York’s Spectrum in early May, adds new color to the multifaceted ensemble. Sheel, a skilled improviser, also makes use of effects, extended technique, and other modifications to his distinctly warm tone.
Jarritt Sheel teaches music in the Bronx, NY. In addition to teaching, playing with BDR, and gigging around NY, Mr. Sheel is a doctoral student in the Music Education Ed.D. program at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research focuses on popular music, hip-hop, critical theory, and music teacher preparation.