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Famed jazz artist Sonny LaRosa to attend movie about his life in Sundial

Sonny LaRosa, 88, holds his Marcinkiewicz Rembrandt quarter tone trumpet at his home in Safety Harbor. LaRosa, founder of America's Youngest Jazz Band, retired after 36 years. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD

Sonny LaRosa, 88, holds his Marcinkiewicz Rembrandt quarter tone trumpet at his home in Safety Harbor. LaRosa, founder of America's Youngest Jazz Band, retired after 36 years. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD

Big band and jazz trumpeter Sonny LaRosa is the subject of Ambassador of Jazz, a locally produced documentary making its world premiere Thursday at Muvico Sundial 19 in St. Petersburg. LaRosa, 90 of Safety Harbor, will attend the screening. He retired in 2015 after 36 years leading America's Youngest Jazz Band, a procession of more than 600 children and teenagers touring music festivals nationwide. Troy Bowman's 48-minute documentary highlights that award winning program, LaRosa's own prodigy childhood and his early big band experiences through interviews and archival footage. Several of LaRosa's former students including saxophonist Eric Darius will perform at the screening. Ambassador of Jazz begins at 7 p.m. $10 at the box office.

Famed jazz artist Sonny LaRosa to attend movie about his life in Sundial 11/16/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:12pm]
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