April 29, 2019
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Williamstown, Massachusetts—Jazz trumpeter Jonathan Dely (Williams College ’15) performs in concert with his world-class band at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, May 18 at 7 pm. Tickets are $28 ($25 Clark members, $20 students with valid ID). The concert will be held in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. All ticket sales are non-refundable.
The program features an exciting combination of jazz, pop, and selections from the American Songbook. Dely’s live show is as dynamic and energetic as it is cool and romantic, as he delivers a cross-genre performance sure to delight audiences of all ages and musical tastes.

About Jonathan Dely

Jonathan Dely, 25, is an award-winning trumpet soloist from Long Island, New York. Named a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, the National Trumpet Competition, and the Yamaha Performing Artist Competition, Jonathan graduated with Latin honors from Williams College, where he served as the college’s teaching assistant in jazz and upon graduation was awarded the prestigious Arthur Judson Prize in music. During his senior year, Jonathan declined a full-time investment banking position on Wall Street, where he worked the summer prior, in order to pursue his dream of becoming a solo trumpet artist. Shortly thereafter, he applied and was accepted on scholarship to the graduate program in jazz trumpet performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where he earned his master’s degree in 2017. 

In New York, Dely has become a prolific performer at venues including Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Blue Note NYC, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Django, Highline Ballroom, and the Princeton Club of New York, where he serves as Artist in Residence. Dely is recognized as a rising star in New York, with his band in high demand for events ranging from private engagements to ticketed concerts.


The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 275,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.
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