MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC JAZZ ARTS announces 2012-2013 SEASON

CELEBRATING 30 Years of Jazz at Manhattan School of Music

INTRODUCING “Harlem Nights”
A Series of Concerts Celebrating the Spirit of Harlem

Highlights To Include:

September 21, Friday * Harlem Nights Concert Series
Magic Touch: The Music of Tadd Dameron
MSM Concert Jazz Band; Justin DiCioccio, conductor

October 19, Friday * Harlem Nights Concert Series
The Symphonic Ellington
MSM Jazz Philharmonic; Justin DiCioccio, conductor

October 26, Friday * Harlem Nights Concert Series
Harlem Hothouses (Concert Pays Tribute to the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce)
MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra; Bobby Sanabria, director

November 9, Friday * Harlem Nights Concert Series
Dizzy Atmosphere

MSM Jazz Orchestra; Justin DiCioccio, conductor; Jon Faddis, trumpet

December 4, Tuesday * Harlem Nights Concert Series

Oliver Nelson’s Blues and the Abstract Truth
MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble; Justin DiCioccio, conductor

Friday, March 1 * Harlem Nights Concert Series

Miles Ahead: The Gil Evans-Miles Davis Masterwork; in honor of Gil Evans’ Centennial
MSM Jazz Orchestra; Justin DiCioccio; conductor, Dave Liebman, saxophone

Thursday, March 28 * Harlem Nights Concert Series
Harlem Lives! Where big band swing was king and Afro-Cuban jazz was born
MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra; Bobby Sanabria, director

Wednesday, April 17 * Harlem Nights Concert Series
Miles Davis’s On the Corner
MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble; Justin DiCioccio, conductor; Dave Liebman, saxophone

Tuesday through Sunday, April 2 – 7
30th Anniversary Festival Week at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
April 2, Tuesday -- MSM Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra; Bobby Sanabria, director
April 3, Wednesday -- New Stars, Emerging Artists Night, featuring MSM alumni
April 4, Thursday -- MSM Combo Night, showcasing faculty guest artists
April 5, Friday -- MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble; Justin DiCioccio, conductor
April 6, Saturday -- MSM Concert Jazz Band; Justin DiCioccio, conductor; faculty guest artists
April 7, Sunday -- MSM Jazz Orchestra; Justin DiCioccio, conductor; Dave Liebman, saxophone

Also to Note:

October 1 – 4, San Francisco Jazz Collective in Residence at MSM
February 15 – 18, Fifth Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition/Festival



August 23, 2012 – This season Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts showcases two exciting events – the 30th Anniversary of Jazz at MSM and “Harlem Nights,” a year-long concert series celebrating Harlem. “Harlem Nights” has been designed to capture the musical spirit and heart of our Harlem community by spotlighting the music, musicians and performance venues that have called Harlem “home,” and have helped define Harlem as a center of the musical and cultural universe.

In the 1940s and ‘50s, when jazz innovators such as drummer Max Roach, and John Lewis, pianist/composer, were already creative forces in bop and post-bop jazz, they were students at Manhattan School of Music. Lewis (1920-2001) began his studies at MSM in the mid-‘40s, when he was pianist for Dizzy Gillespie’s forward-thinking big band, and also a key member of the Miles Davis Nonet , which created the music for the now-classic Birth of the Cool recordings. By the time Roach (1924-2007) enrolled as a student, he had recorded with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and started working with Clifford Brown, in the legendary Max Roach Clifford Brown Quartet. In those years, long before MSM had a jazz department, or the internationally recognized Jazz Arts Program, the school had the resources, faculty and atmosphere conducive to educating “the complete musician.” Ron Carter aspired to be a classical bassist when he attended MSM in the early 1960s, a goal that was still unrealistic for black classical musicians in the 1960s and ‘70s. Instead, while pursuing his degree, his jazz career blossomed quickly—he became one of the most sought after bassists in the studios and as a jazz artist. Trumpet player Joe Wilder completed his degree in classical trumpet in 1963, when he was a seasoned big band veteran, an A-list studio player and a highly sought jazz musician. Donald Byrd also attended the school then as a totally accomplished musician. Among others who studied at MSM before 1982, the year a jazz program was first offered, included Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen, Hugh Masekela and Yusef Lateef, to name just a few.

In the fall of 1982, Manhattan School of Music became one of the first conservatories in the United States to acknowledge the prime importance of jazz as an art form by creating a jazz/commercial music department. Courses were offered toward a master of music degree in 1984, and a bachelor of music degree was added in 1987. Justin DiCioccio became the department’s Chair in the fall of 1999 and under his leadership MSM’s jazz curriculum was completely restructured, including the creation of a new jazz DMA program in 2002, and most recently the Jazz Institute at Manhattan School of Music. He put into action his own approach to educate the “Complete Artist Musician” – as a performer, composer/arranger and teacher -- by developing partnerships with public schools, community organizations, cultural institutions, and the music industry. He initiated the addition of a jazz component to the Precollege Division, making MSM one of the few institutions in the country to offer jazz programs at all levels. Mr. DiCioccio also directs international jazz programs, in partnership with Manhattan School of Music.

The awards and accomplishments of the MSM Jazz Community--alumni, former and current faculty and students, as well as many long-standing colleagues -- boasts numerous Grammy Awards as well as Grammy nominees, new compositions, commissions, and ensembles of all description.

  • NEA Jazz Masters include Max Roach, John Lewis, Joe Wilder, Yusef Lateef, Dave Liebman, MSM Artist in Residence, and the legendary Candido Camero, who at 91 is a regular soloist with the Grammy-nominated MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra directed by Bobby Sanabria
  • MacArthur Fellows include Max Roach, Miguel Zenon and Jason Moran
  • The 2012 60th Anniversary DOWNBEAT Critics Poll Winners included Vijay Iyer for Jazz Artist, Piano, and Jazz Album Accelerando; Jazz Group -- Vijay Iyer Trio; Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone
  • Rising Stars: Jamie Baum, flute; Linda Oh, bass; and Dan Weiss, percussion
  • 2012 Jazz Journalists Awards named Ambrose Akinmusire, Trumpeter of the Year; Wycliffe Gordon, Trombonist of the Year; and Vijay Iyer, Pianist of the Year
  • Monk Institute Winners: 2008 Saxophone -- Jon Irabagon, 1st place; 2007 Trumpet -- Ambrose Akinmusire, 1st place; Jean Caze, 2nd place; and Michael Rodriguez, 3rd place; 2006 Piano -- Gerald Clayton, 2nd place, and Aaron Parks,3rd place; 2005 Guitar -- Miles Okazaki, 2nd place; 1999 Piano -- Eric Lewis, 1st place; Jacob Sacks, 2nd place; 1998 Voice -- Jane Monheit, 2nd place; 1996 Saxophone -- Jon Gordon 1st place; 1990 Trumpet -- Ryan Kisor, 1st place; 1998 Piano -- Ted Rosenthal, 1st place
  • Among other notable MSM jazz graduates are saxophonists Chris Byars, Bob Mintzer, Chris Potter, and Steve Slagle; trombonists Luis Bonilla and Steve Turre; bassists John Benitez, and Tom Morgan; Stefon Harris, vibes; drummers Obed Calvaire, John Riley, Kim Thompson, and Dan Weiss; pianists Fabian Almazon, Garry Dial, and Jason Moran; vocalists Theo Bleckmann, Hilary Kole, and Charenee Wade as well as the composers/arrangers Mike Abene, David Berger, Dick Katz, Rich DeRosa, Don Sebesky, and Richard Sussman.

Concerts for the 2012-2013 Season to Include


September 21, Friday * Harlem Nights Concert Series
MSM Concert Jazz Band; Justin DiCioccio, conductor
Magic Touch: The Music of Tadd Dameron
The music of Tadley Ewing Peake “Tadd” Dameron, the signature jazz composer and arranger whose scores If You Could See Me Now, Good Bait, and others helped blaze the trail from swing to bop. Tad Dameron (February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965) was hailed by Dexter Gordon as the “romanticist” of the bop movement. Bands that he arranged for included those of Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Jimmie Lunceford, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan. Mr. Dameron counted George Gershwin and Duke Ellington to be among his greatest influences. In 1982, the album Continuum: Mad About Tadd: The Music of Tadd Dameron, was released by Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter, Art Taylor, and Kenny Barron.
Borden Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

October 19, Friday * Harlem Nights Concert Series
MSM Jazz Philharmonic; Justin DiCioccio, conductor
The Symphonic Ellington
An evening of rarely performed Ellington works arranged for full orchestra.
Borden Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

October 26, Friday * Harlem Nights Concert Series
MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra; Bobby Sanabria, director
Harlem Hothouses
In honor of the Apollo, the Savoy, the Woodside, Park Palace, and other legendary venues that featured Afro-Cuban music. This concert pays tribute to the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.
Borden Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

November 9, Friday * Harlem Nights Concert Series
MSM Jazz Orchestra; Justin DiCioccio, conductor; Jon Faddis, trumpet
Dizzy Atmosphere: The Big Band Music of Dizzy; arrangements for Gillespie’s 1940s big band.
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, along with Charlie Parker, ushered in the era of Be-Bop in the American jazz tradition. Dizzy, considered to be one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, had his own complex style of playing built on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge. In the early 1940s, Dizzy began composing big band charts for bandleaders Woody Herman, Jimmy Dorsey, Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine. In the mid-1940’s he put together his own band appearing frequently as a soloist with Norman Granz’s “Jazz at the Philharmonic.”

Trumpeter Jon Faddis
, who considered Dizzy to be his mentor will be guest artist for this concert. Jon Faddis became the director and main trumpet soloist of the Dizzy Gillespie 70th Birthday Big Band and from 1992 – 2002, Dizzy’s United Nations Orchestra. Faddis also led the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars and Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars Big Band from their inception through 2004.
Borden Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

December 4, Tuesday * Harlem Nights Concert Series
MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble; Justin DiCioccio, conductor
Oliver Nelson’s “Blues and the Abstract Truth”
The complete re-creation of one of the most cherished jazz albums, The Blues and the Abstract Truth, recorded in February 1961. It remains Oliver Nelson’s most acclaimed recording and features along with him Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, George Barrow, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers and Roy Haynes. The album explores the mood and structure of the blues. Among the notable tunes on the album are “Stolen Moments,” “Hoe-Down,” “Cascades,” and “Teenie’s Blues” which opens with a 12-bar bass solo by Paul Chambers.
Ades Performance Space, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 1 * Harlem Nights Concert Series
MSM Jazz Orchestra; Justin DiCioccio; conductor, Dave Liebman, saxophone
Miles Ahead: The Gil Evans-Miles Davis Masterwork; in honor of Gil Evans’ Centennial.

The MSM Jazz Orchestra and Dave Liebman first performed Miles Ahead in Zankel Hall in February 2008, releasing this work on the Jazzheads label in 2009 (MSM and Dave Liebman have also released Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain). Miles Ahead is one work from the Gil Evans-Miles Davis trilogy recorded for Columbia Records in 1957 (Porgy and Bess is from 1958 and Sketches of Spain from 1959). For the MSM performance, Dave Liebman has recreated the Miles Davis trumpet solos for soprano saxophone. He said about this project, “Exchanging the soprano sax for the trumpet allows me to shape the music in some ways, but the specter of Miles is always there. I have tried my best to be true to his approach. That means not playing more than necessary, concentrating on tone and color, and above all staying lyrical. The challenge is daunting.”
Borden Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

  • Preconcert Talk with Stephanie Crease, author of Gil Evans: Out of the Cool; Coordinator, MSM Jazz Arts
  • Mikowsky Hall, 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 28 * Harlem Nights Concert Series
MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra; Bobby Sanabria, director
Harlem Lives! New works in tribute to the place where big band swing was king and Afro-Cuban jazz was born.
Borden Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17 * Harlem Nights Concert Series
MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble; Justin DiCioccio, conductor; Dave Liebman, saxophone
Miles Davis’s On the Corner, The postmodern Miles Davis – spacious solos over groove-heavy bass and drums, percussion and electronic instruments, all pointing the way towards hip hop.
Ades Performance Space, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday through Sunday, April 2 – 7
30th Anniversary Jazz Festival Week at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

April 2, Tuesday -- MSM Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra; Bobby Sanabria, director
April 3, Wednesday -- New Stars, Emerging Artists Night, featuring MSM alumni
April 4, Thursday -- MSM Combo Night, showcasing faculty guest artists
April 5, Friday -- MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble; Justin DiCioccio, conductor
April 6, Saturday -- MSM Concert Jazz Band; Justin DiCioccio, conductor; faculty guest artists
April 7, Sunday -- MSM Jazz Orchestra; Justin DiCioccio, conductor; Dave Liebman, saxophone

Additional dates at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, part of the UPSTARTS! series take place on:
November 5, Monday – MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Bobby Sanabria, director
November 12, Monday – MSM Jazz Orchestra, Justin DiCioccio, conductor

All concerts take place at Jazz@Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Columbus Circle. Two sets, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., are scheduled for each evening. For tickets call 212 258 9595.

Also of Note

October 1 – 4, San Francisco Jazz Collective to be in Residence at MSM
On Monday, October 1 through Thursday, October 4, the San Francisco Jazz Collective will be in residence at Manhattan School of Music holding rehearsals and forging an ongoing relationship giving the SFJAZZ Collective an East Coast presence. The SFJAZZ Collective, a West Coast non-profit jazz institution and the presenter of the San Francisco Jazz Festival, is an eight-member jazz ensemble comprised of David Sanchez, tenor saxophone; Avishai Cohen, trumpet; Stefon Harris, vibraphone/marimba; Miguel Zenon, alto saxophone/flute; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Edward Simon, piano; Matt Penman, bass and Jeff Ballard, drums. Each year during its 3-week San Francisco residency, the SFJAZZ Collective performs the works of the great jazz composers from the post-1960 era as well as offering eight new compositions, one by each of the ensemble’s band members (commissioned by SFJAZZ). Stefon Harris, Miguel Zenon and Edward Simon are MSM graduates.

February 15 – 18, Fifth Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival
Sue Mingus and Justin DiCioccio, co-directors
The music and legacy of Charles Mingus will be returning to Manhattan School of Music on February 15 continuing through February 18, 2013, when MSM collaborates with Let My Children Hear Music/the Charles Mingus Institute to host the Fifth Annual Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival. Once again, prominent jazz educators and musicians will be listening to recordings submitted by high schools from throughout the United States to select the high school big bands and combos who will be competing in the all-day competition that will be taking place on Sunday, February 17th. Also featured during this weekend paying tribute to the legacy of Charles Mingus, will be clinics, workshops and concerts dedicated to exploring Mingus’s music.

Below are quotes from band directors who took part in previous years of the Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival:

“The music of Mingus taps into the youth of America. I think it is the emphasis on energy and the band concept that draw young people to his music. It requires that you step up and be heard and not hide in a section. It also promotes individuality among the people that tackle it.”
--Adam Linz, Jazz Coordinator, McPhail Center for Music

“The workshops were great and the competition was fantastic--we grew so much as musicians and human beings because of it. The set at the Jazz Standard was AMAZING. There is nothing like experi¬encing this outstanding Mingus Big Band live! What an opportunity for kids to sit in with the pros! You guys are providing an exceptional experience!”

--Philippe Crettien, The Rivers School band director

“The process of learning Charles Mingus music builds not only musical skills, but life skills. And see¬ing how other people treat it, the freedom that’s involved, it’s all pretty amazing stuff. It’s been a blast.”

—Howard Potter, Eastman Youth Orchestra band director

Coming in March still to be scheduled in Harlem venues will be a Harlem House Party Piano Night as well as an evening dedicated to Big Band Swing Dance.

Master Classes

September 25, Tuesday -- Christian McBride, bass, 3:00 p.m. Studio 610
January 9, Wednesday -- Fred Hersch, jazz piano, 3:00 p.m. Studio 610
January 10, Thursday -- Maria Schneider, composition, 3:00 p.m. Studio 610

Faculty Recital

POSTPONED
Dave Liebman, saxophone, Phil Markowitz, piano
An evening of contemporary jazz with NEA Jazz Master Liebman and his longtime teaching and performing
associate
Miller Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.


Tickets

A minimal ticket price is required for selected jazz concerts. To see which jazz concerts are ticketed, please visit the MSM website at concertinfo@msmnyc.edu or call the MSM Concert Office at 917 493 4428. The MSM Con¬cert Office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and one hour before curtain for ticketed events. Manhattan School of Music is located on the northwest corner of 122nd Street and Broadway, and is easily accessible by public transportation.

The Jazz Arts Program

Manhattan School of Music is one of the first conservatories in the United States to acknowledge the importance of jazz as an art form by establishing undergraduate and graduate degree programs in jazz. It is also one of the richest programs of its kind, thanks to systematic and rigorous conservatory training combined with a myriad of performance and networking opportunities in New York City. In addition to a variety of small combos, student performing ensembles include the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Concert Jazz Band, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Philhar¬monic, and Chamber Jazz Orchestra. Under the leadership of longtime faculty member and eminent jazz artist-and-educator Justin DiCioccio, the program strives to produce students who perform, compose, and teach with equal facility and passion.

The Jazz Arts Administrative team includes Justin DiCioccio, Associate Dean and Chair; Chris Rosenberg, Manager of Jazz Administration; Stephanie Crease, Coordinator; and Andrew Neesley, Assistant Coordinator.

The Jazz Arts Performing Ensembles

The MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra has been internationally recognized for its performances at prestigious jazz conferences and by its recordings on the Jazzheads label. Last season saw the release of their critically acclaimed CD, Tito Puente Masterworks Live!!! Remarks about the recording included from Audiophile Audition who said, “The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra is unrecognizable as a student ensemble … the soloists are of such a high level that none of them emerge as more memorable than the others.” In 2009, they released the critically acclaimed Grammy-nominated CD, Kenya Revisited Live! This recording, that also features NEA Jazz Master Candido Camero, is from a historic concert held at MSM (2008) that celebrated the 50th anniversary of Machito & The Afro-Cubans 1957 jazz masterwork, Kenya. The MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, now in its thirteenth year under the direction of Bobby Sanabria, has performed in NYC jazz venues including at Birdland, the Jazz Standard, Jazz@Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, as well as on the plaza of the Harlem State Office Building in an outdoor concert celebrating MSM’s 90th anniversary. Among the jazz greats who have performed with the ensemble include Candido, Tom Harrell, David Sanchez, Arturo O’Farrill, Sonny Fortune and Ray Barretto, among many others. The MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Bobby Sanabria are dedicated to performing the music of ‘la tradition,’ paying homage to these legends while continuing to pass on and advance the tradition to the next generation.

The MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble, directed by Justin DiCioccio, includes students from both MSM’s classical division and jazz arts, performing works scored for a small chamber orchestra (generally 16 to 20 pieces). Past concerts have included an evening with Joe Lovano and Judi Silvano performing the music of Frank Sinatra arranged by the late Manny Albam; Garry Dial and Dick Oatts playing music from Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite as well as their own Brassworks; and “The Paris Concert” showcasing Dave Liebman and offering the US premieres of four works commissioned by l’Ensemble Contemporain, Paris. This concert that took place in November 2012 was recorded live and released on the Jazzheads label this past spring.

The MSM Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Justin DiCioccio performs regularly with major artists such as Eliane Elias, Jon Faddis, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman, Wynton Marsalis, and Phil Woods. They have appeared at jazz festivals including at Montreaux, Umbria and the North Sea; as well as at the Clinton White House with Dave Sanborn, and numerous IAJE conferences. They have also been heard at New York City jazz clubs including the Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts as well as at Carnegie Hall performing a children’s concert. For the Jazzheads label they released a box set of the critically acclaimed Miles Davis-Gil Evans trilogy, Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, and Sketches of Spain, with NEA Jazz master Dave Liebman performing the Miles Davis’ trumpet solos on the saxophone.

The MSM Jazz Philharmonic offers jazz arts and MSM classical musicians a unique educational experience that bridges the gap among classical, jazz, popular, show, and media music. This ensemble, conducted by Justin DiCioccio, is dedicated to performing original compositions that combine jazz rhythms, harmonies, and instrumental solos with contemporary classical compositional techniques. The MSM Jazz Phil¬harmonic serves the needs of students who seek opportunities to perform in the symphony orchestra as well as studio orchestras. Guest performers have included Paquito d’Rivera, Roberta Gambarini, Jane Monheit, Randy Brecker, Cecil Bridgewater, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts, Ted Rosenthal, and David Taylor. Featured on past concerts have been the US premiere of Krzysztof Knittel’s Lipps, for jazz trio and orchestra (with George Garzone, saxophone; Scott Wendholdt, trumpet; Ted Rosenthal, piano and Jacek Kochan, drums); a 45th anniversary performance of John Coltrane’s “The Meditations Suite;” the complete score of Michel Legrand’s “Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”) and last year’s performance commemorating the Stan Kenton Centennial with such works as “City of Glass” and “Artistry in Rhythm.”

The Jazz Arts Faculty

Justin DiCioccio, Associate Dean and Chair

Acoustic Bass: Jay Anderson, Larry Ridley, Harvie S
Afro-Cuban Music: Bobby Sanabria
Brazilian Percussion and Music: Rogerio Boccato
Business of Jazz: Karen Kennedy (taught in conjunction with MSM’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship)
Composition: Michael Abene, Edward Greene, Jim McNeely, Michael Patterson, Richard Sussman
Drumset: Justin DiCioccio, John Riley
Flute: Jamie Baum
French horn: John Clark
Guitar: Rodney Jones, Chris Rosenberg, Jack Wilkins
History: Ira Gitler, Bill Kirchner, Mariah Wilkins
Indian Rhythm and Tabla: Samir Chaterjee
Piano: Garry Dial, Vijay Iyer, Phil Markowitz, Ted Rosenthal, Mark Soskin, Joan Stiles
Saxophone: Dave Liebman, Donny McCaslin, Rich Perry, Steve Slagle, Joe Temperley, Steve Wilson
Trombone: Luis Bonilla, Jack Gale, Wycliffe Gordon, David Taylor
Trumpet: Cecil Bridgewater, Laurie Frink, Scott Wendholt
Violin: John Blake, Sara Caswell
Visiting Artists: Kenny Barron, Stefon Harris
Voice: Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge, Darmon Meader
Artist In Residence: Dave Liebman

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Contact Public Relations

Debra Kinzler
Director of Public Relations,
Marketing and Publications
917 493 4469 (office)
dkinzler@msmnyc.edu 


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