Mrs. Yourna Byrd, Prof. Irby, Mrs. Debra Irby

Mrs. Yourna Byrd, Prof. Irby, Mrs. Debra Irby

Martha Ann Irby, Fred Irby, III & Jacquelyn Ann Irby at the DC Jazz Festival Trustees Gala

Martha Ann Irby, Fred Irby, III & Jacquelyn Ann Irby at the DC Jazz Festival Trustees Gala

Ronnie Wells Jazz Service Award during the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (MAJF)

Ronnie Wells Jazz Service Award during the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival (MAJF)

2014 Howard University commencement dinner

2014 Howard University commencement dinner

The 87th Academy Awards Gala (Oscars) trumpet section

The 87th Academy Awards Gala (Oscars) trumpet section

Charlotte Wesley Holloman

Charlotte Wesley Holloman

Saxophonist Bobby Watson and professor Fred Irby, III on March 7, 2013

Saxophonist Bobby Watson and professor Fred Irby, III on March 7, 2013

March 7, 2013, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Washington, DC

March 7, 2013, Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Washington, DC

Saxophonist Benny Golson, ca. 1944 (at the age of 15 years)

Saxophonist Benny Golson, ca. 1944 (at the age of 15 years)

The 2012 Maryland All State Jazz Band

The 2012 Maryland All State Jazz Band

HU alumnus Dianne Grainger with her father Greg Grainger

HU alumnus Dianne Grainger with her father Greg Grainger

Prof. Irby at the Kennedy Center on June 5, 2005 with the legendary Broadway composer John Kander

Prof. Irby at the Kennedy Center on June 5, 2005 with the legendary Broadway composer John Kander

Legendary pianist Larry Willis and professor Fred Irby,III

Legendary pianist Larry Willis and professor Fred Irby,III

Professor Fred Irby, III and the legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders

Professor Fred Irby, III and the legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders

Professor Fred Irby, III and Jauvon Gilliam

Professor Fred Irby, III and Jauvon Gilliam

Legendary Jazz Vocalist Jon Hendricks and professor Fred Irby, III

Legendary Jazz Vocalist Jon Hendricks and professor Fred Irby, III

The legendary saxophonist Al Regni and Professor Fred Irby,III

The legendary saxophonist Al Regni and Professor Fred Irby,III

Natalie Cole Trpts: Chris Royal, Dave Trigg (principal), Fred Irby,III and Dave Detwiler

Natalie Cole Trpts: Chris Royal, Dave Trigg (principal), Fred Irby,III and Dave Detwiler

Fred Irby,III with the legendary trumpeter Snooky Young

Fred Irby,III with the legendary trumpeter Snooky Young

Chris "Daddy" Dave was a member of HUJE 1991,1992 and 1993

Chris "Daddy" Dave was a member of HUJE 1991,1992 and 1993

Trumpeters Donvonte McCoy and the legendary Donald Byrd in Prof. Irby's office on 11/18/09

Trumpeters Donvonte McCoy and the legendary Donald Byrd in Prof. Irby's office on 11/18/09

Frank Wess and Rudy Taylor

Frank Wess and Rudy Taylor

1996 NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson and 1988 NEA Jazz Master Billy Taylor

1996 NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson and 1988 NEA Jazz Master Billy Taylor

2009 MENC Teaching Music Awards

2009 MENC Teaching Music Awards

Howard University Jazz Ensemble with the Waseda University High Society Jazz Orchestra

Howard University Jazz Ensemble with the Waseda University High Society Jazz Orchestra

Tateshina High School Jazz Orchestra, "Swing Girls"

Tateshina High School Jazz Orchestra, "Swing Girls"

Michael Bearden, HUJE Alumni on the cover of Keyboard Magazine, June, 2009

Michael Bearden, HUJE Alumni on the cover of Keyboard Magazine, June, 2009

Trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater and Professor Fred Irby, III

Trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater and Professor Fred Irby, III

At the Meyerhoff Hall in Baltimore, MD on Nov. 1, 2008

At the Meyerhoff Hall in Baltimore, MD on Nov. 1, 2008

GSU Gallery of Distinction

GSU Gallery of Distinction

GSU Alumni Hall of Fame

GSU Alumni Hall of Fame

GSU Alumni Hall of Fame banquet, 10/17/08

GSU Alumni Hall of Fame banquet, 10/17/08

Professor Irby with radio personality Tom Joyner

Professor Irby with radio personality Tom Joyner

Prof. Fred Irby,III visiting the Department of Music at Grambling State University

Prof. Fred Irby,III visiting the Department of Music at Grambling State University

Stephen Thomas, Billy Harper, Joseph Teachey and Kieron Irvine, March, 2004

Stephen Thomas, Billy Harper, Joseph Teachey and Kieron Irvine, March, 2004

Dr. Yusef Lateef and Professor Fred Irby, III, April 2008

Dr. Yusef Lateef and Professor Fred Irby, III, April 2008

Saxophonists during Jazz Week, April 2008

Saxophonists during Jazz Week, April 2008

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Members of the HU Legendary "Swing Masters" Jazz Orchestra welcome Benny Golson in 1996

Members of the HU Legendary "Swing Masters" Jazz Orchestra welcome Benny Golson in 1996

Jimmy Owens, Andrew White and Professor Fred Irby, III, March, 2008

Jimmy Owens, Andrew White and Professor Fred Irby, III, March, 2008

Jazz great trombonist Fred Wesley, Jr. with the HUJE trombones, 2004

Jazz great trombonist Fred Wesley, Jr. with the HUJE trombones, 2004

HUJE trumpets in Nagano, Japan in June 2007

HUJE trumpets in Nagano, Japan in June 2007

HUJE in 1996 at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC

HUJE in 1996 at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC

Fred Irby, III and Ricky Minor at CBS-TV studio in Los Angeles, October, 2007

Fred Irby, III and Ricky Minor at CBS-TV studio in Los Angeles, October, 2007

Dr. Yusef Lateef and wife, Tahira Lateef

Dr. Yusef Lateef and wife, Tahira Lateef

Dr. Willie Hill, Jr. and saxophonist Buck Hill

Dr. Willie Hill, Jr. and saxophonist Buck Hill

Dr. Sais Kamalidiin, Jimmy Owens and Professor Fred Irby, III, March 2008 on campus

Dr. Sais Kamalidiin, Jimmy Owens and Professor Fred Irby, III, March 2008 on campus

Classic photograph of the great Duke Ellington

Classic photograph of the great Duke Ellington

At the 56th Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles in 2005

At the 56th Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles in 2005

HU Alumnus, Jazz Icon and Guest soloist, saxophonist Benny Golson

HU Alumnus, Jazz Icon and Guest soloist, saxophonist Benny Golson

Howard University 15th President, H. Patrick Swygert

Howard University 15th President, H. Patrick Swygert

HUJE Tribute to President Swygert

HUJE Tribute to President Swygert

May 20, 2008 HUJE tribute to President Swygert

May 20, 2008 HUJE tribute to President Swygert

Professor Evelyn Davidson White

Professor Evelyn Davidson White

HUJE in concert (To i Go square) in Nagano, Japan on June 2, 2007

HUJE in concert (To i Go square) in Nagano, Japan on June 2, 2007

HUJE in Yokosuka, Japan - 2005

HUJE in Yokosuka, Japan - 2005

Bill Hughes, HU Alumni, is the Music Director of the Count Basie Orchestra

Bill Hughes, HU Alumni, is the Music Director of the Count Basie Orchestra

HUJE in November, 2002 in front of Childers Hall

HUJE in November, 2002 in front of Childers Hall

HUJE in Tokyo, Japan at the U.S. Ambassador's residence

HUJE in Tokyo, Japan at the U.S. Ambassador's residence

1999 at Vice President Gore's residence

1999 at Vice President Gore's residence

1996 Presidential Inaugural Gala at the Capital Center in Landover, MD

1996 Presidential Inaugural Gala at the Capital Center in Landover, MD

2004 at the Emmy awards

2004 at the Emmy awards

54th Emmy awards in Los Angeles- 2004

54th Emmy awards in Los Angeles- 2004

BET Hall of Fame awards in 2004

BET Hall of Fame awards in 2004

1997 Thelonious Monk competition at the Kennedy Center

1997 Thelonious Monk competition at the Kennedy Center

HU Alumnus Bill Hughes

HU Alumnus Bill Hughes

Fred Irby, III and TV personality Jerry Springer

Fred Irby, III and TV personality Jerry Springer

Copa Cobana night club in NYC- ca 1950's

Copa Cobana night club in NYC- ca 1950's

HUJE during the 1992 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

HUJE during the 1992 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

David White, Anthony White

David White, Anthony White

Christmas in Washington Gala trumpet section

Christmas in Washington Gala trumpet section

Clay Aiken of the American Idol TV show

Clay Aiken of the American Idol TV show

Alvan Duncan "Mike" Malone (1943-2006)

Alvan Duncan "Mike" Malone (1943-2006)

Trumpet Summit

Trumpet Summit

1997 Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington, DC

1997 Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington, DC

Saxophone Titans: Billy Harper and Professor Charlie Young - 2004

Saxophone Titans: Billy Harper and Professor Charlie Young - 2004

Fred Irby, III and Fred Irby, IV

Fred Irby, III and Fred Irby, IV

Professor Wlliam Penn

Professor Wlliam Penn

Isaiah Jolley, Billy Harper and Noble Levi Jolley, Jr. after a HUJE concert - 2004

Isaiah Jolley, Billy Harper and Noble Levi Jolley, Jr. after a HUJE concert - 2004

Martinique - 1991

Martinique - 1991

Kennedy Center, November, 1997

Kennedy Center, November, 1997

Jazz great Frank Foster and Fred Irby, III - 1998

Jazz great Frank Foster and Fred Irby, III - 1998

Wynton Marsalis and Fred Irby, III

Wynton Marsalis and Fred Irby, III

Members of HUJE with the great Marshall Royal

Members of HUJE with the great Marshall Royal

Dr. Reppard Stone, Fred Irby, III, Keith Killgo

Dr. Reppard Stone, Fred Irby, III, Keith Killgo

Cora C. Coleman, Grady T and Clyde Adams - 2000

Cora C. Coleman, Grady T and Clyde Adams - 2000

Chris Tranchitella, Kid Rock and Fred Irby, III

Chris Tranchitella, Kid Rock and Fred Irby, III

Chris Royal, Ray Brown and Fred Irby, III

Chris Royal, Ray Brown and Fred Irby, III

Tribute to Quincy Jones in Washington, DC - December 2001

Tribute to Quincy Jones in Washington, DC - December 2001

Columbus Wynn, Charles Washington, Marvin Stamm

Columbus Wynn, Charles Washington, Marvin Stamm

The great actor and HU professor, Al Freeman, Jr.

The great actor and HU professor, Al Freeman, Jr.

November, 1997 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

November, 1997 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

DC pianist John Malachi, the great pianist Art Tatum and trumpeter Russell Jaquet

DC pianist John Malachi, the great pianist Art Tatum and trumpeter Russell Jaquet

Ulysses Miller, great Mobile, AL music teacher

Ulysses Miller, great Mobile, AL music teacher

HUJE 1987

HUJE 1987

The Mobile, Alabama gang

The Mobile, Alabama gang

1992 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

1992 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

William "Keter" Betts and Mildred "Pinky" Grady

William "Keter" Betts and Mildred "Pinky" Grady

March, 2005

March, 2005

Kennedy Center - October 14, 2000

Kennedy Center - October 14, 2000

Cuban Central Conservatory of Music in Havana - 2000

Cuban Central Conservatory of Music in Havana - 2000

Havana, Cuba, - 2000

Havana, Cuba, - 2000

1992 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

1992 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

Professor Fred Irby, III

Professor Fred Irby, III

President Bill Clinton's Inaugural Ball on the Mall - 1992

President Bill Clinton's Inaugural Ball on the Mall - 1992

Jazz trumpeter Dr. Eddie Henderson, Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

Jazz trumpeter Dr. Eddie Henderson, Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

1992 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

1992 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

Embassy of South Africa National Day Gala in Washington, DC - April 27, 2006

Embassy of South Africa National Day Gala in Washington, DC - April 27, 2006

Backstage at the Kennedy Center, 1997

Backstage at the Kennedy Center, 1997

HU Jazztet in Caracas Venezuela on February 6 2004

HU Jazztet in Caracas Venezuela on February 6 2004

1995 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

1995 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

Dr. Doris Valean Evans McGinty (1925-2005)

Dr. Doris Valean Evans McGinty (1925-2005)

1979 MENC convention in Washington DC

1979 MENC convention in Washington DC

Reception for the 1997 Thelonious Monk Gala participant

Reception for the 1997 Thelonious Monk Gala participant

Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China - 1986

Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China - 1986

Andrew Rankin Memorial - November, 2003

Andrew Rankin Memorial - November, 2003

Great Wall of China in 1986

Great Wall of China in 1986

U.S. Ambassador's residence in Tokyo, Japan - 1996

U.S. Ambassador's residence in Tokyo, Japan - 1996

Portrait of Donald Byrd by Hershfeld

Portrait of Donald Byrd by Hershfeld

Kennedy Center Honors Gala tribute to Lionel Hampton - 1992

Kennedy Center Honors Gala tribute to Lionel Hampton - 1992

Marcus Belgrave, Dr. Langston Fitzgerald

Marcus Belgrave, Dr. Langston Fitzgerald

Marcus Belgrave, Dr. Doris E. McGinty and Congressman John Conyers

Marcus Belgrave, Dr. Doris E. McGinty and Congressman John Conyers

Keter Betts, Charles Covington

Keter Betts, Charles Covington

Kennedy Center Honors Gala - 1994

Kennedy Center Honors Gala - 1994

Jason Moran and Fred Irby, III - 2004

Jason Moran and Fred Irby, III - 2004

HUJE Trumpets at Kennedy Center Honors Gala - 2005

HUJE Trumpets at Kennedy Center Honors Gala - 2005

HUJE concert at Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

HUJE concert at Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

Howard University Swing Masters, ca. - 1953

Howard University Swing Masters, ca. - 1953

Herlin Riley, Wycliffe Gordon, Fred Irby, III and Victor Goines

Herlin Riley, Wycliffe Gordon, Fred Irby, III and Victor Goines

At Vice President Al Gore's residence - 1997

At Vice President Al Gore's residence - 1997

Prof. Flagg's Retirement Gala

Prof. Flagg's Retirement Gala

Fred Irby, III, Fred Wesley and Calvin Jones - 2003

Fred Irby, III, Fred Wesley and Calvin Jones - 2003

Fred Irby, III, Dr. Langston Fitzgerald, Marcus Belgrave and Donald Byrd

Fred Irby, III, Dr. Langston Fitzgerald, Marcus Belgrave and Donald Byrd

Fred Irby, III, Larry Seals, Dizzy Gillespie and Dr. Arthur Dawkins - 1981

Fred Irby, III, Larry Seals, Dizzy Gillespie and Dr. Arthur Dawkins - 1981

2002

2002

Dr. Reppard Stone, Grady Tate, Dr. Arthur Dawkins, Benny Golson and Fred Irby, III - 1996

Dr. Reppard Stone, Grady Tate, Dr. Arthur Dawkins, Benny Golson and Fred Irby, III - 1996

Donald Byrd and HUJE Trumpets

Donald Byrd and HUJE Trumpets

Dave Brubeck and Fred Irby, III in Baltimore MD

Dave Brubeck and Fred Irby, III in Baltimore MD

Kennedy Center Sondheim Festival

Kennedy Center Sondheim Festival

At President Clinton's Inaugural Gala January 19, 1992

At President Clinton's Inaugural Gala January 19, 1992

56th Emmy Awards, Los Angeles, CA - 2003

56th Emmy Awards, Los Angeles, CA - 2003

HUJE in Tokyo, Japan - 1996

HUJE in Tokyo, Japan - 1996

HUJE in Fort-de-France, Martinique - 1990

HUJE in Fort-de-France, Martinique - 1990

HUJE at the Kennedy Center - 1997

HUJE at the Kennedy Center - 1997

HUJE in Beijing, China - 1986

HUJE in Beijing, China - 1986

HUJE in Tokyo, Japan on May 30, 2007 in the Amway Auditorium

HUJE in Tokyo, Japan on May 30, 2007 in the Amway Auditorium

HUJE at Japan Information and Culture Center, Washington DC - 2005

HUJE at Japan Information and Culture Center, Washington DC - 2005

HUJE at practice, Washington DC - 2005

HUJE at practice, Washington DC - 2005

HUJE at Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University, Washington DC

HUJE at Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University, Washington DC

HUJE and the Golden Men of Jazz at the 1992 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

HUJE and the Golden Men of Jazz at the 1992 Kennedy Center Honors Gala

HUJE in concert with Wynton Marsalis

HUJE in concert with Wynton Marsalis