Brian Lynch playing the trumpet.

REXBURG, Idaho ­­­- Grammy Award winning trumpet player Brian Lynch will headline the winter jazz festival Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

Backing up Lynch will be the BYU-Idaho Sound Alliance jazz ensemble under the direction of Mark Watkins.

The concert will feature some of Lynch's Latin arrangements and part of the floor will be available for dancing. Also performing in the concert will be jazz musicians Kobie Watkins, Vern Sielert, Justin Nielsen, Aaron Miller and Ryan Nielsen.

As a bandleader and recording artist, Lynch has released 19 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and toured the world with various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music. He is professor of jazz trumpet at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

Lynch earned the Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year Grammy in 2007 for his album, "The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Recording Project - Simpatico," at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Tickets for the BYU-Idaho Center Stage concert are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available online at, at the Kimball Ticket Office or by calling 496-3170.