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Denis DiBlasio

After receiving his Master's Degree from The University of Miami, Denis DiBlasio joined the big band of legendary trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, serving as Maynard’s Musical Director for five years. During this time he honed his virtuosity on the baritone saxophone and flute as well as a prodigious scat-vocal technique, and developed estimable composing / arranging skills. His scores have been published by Kendor, William Allen, Kjos, Doug Beach, Hal Leonard. Houston, Jamey Aebersold and Roncorp Publications. He is currently Director of the Jazz Program at Rowan University, conducts Rowan’s Lab Band and holds the seat as the Executive Director of The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz Studies at Rowan. As a clinician for the Yamaha Musical Corporation, DiBlasio has taught, performed and conducted all over the United States; his“education as entertainment”style has also taken him to Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Japan and Thailand

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Dan Monaghan: The Man Behind The Swing

Read "Dan Monaghan: The Man Behind The Swing" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Dan Monaghan is a working drummer who makes an indispensable contribution to the music by being the one who provides the swing and support that allows the other musicians to achieve their diverse objectives. He performs so often in the Philadelphia area that if you go to a jazz show, there's a fair chance he'll be ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Denis Diblasio Quartet In Collingswood Thurs. Oct. 2nd!

Denis Diblasio Quartet In Collingswood Thurs. Oct. 2nd!

Jazz Bridge First Thursdays Neighborhood Concert Series in Collingswood, NJ presents baritone saxophonist/flutist Denis DiBlasio and his Quartet on Thursday, October 2nd at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 East Collings Avenue. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 856-858-8914, 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. Denis DiBlasio represents a rarity in ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Denis Diblasio & Larry McKenna Together And Free In South Philly On Thursday June 19th!

Denis Diblasio & Larry McKenna Together And Free In South Philly On Thursday June 19th!

Jazz Bridge and Friends of Hawthorne Park present baritone saxophonist, flutist and scat singer Denis DiBlasio and tenor saxophone legend Larry McKenna for a free concert on Thursday, June 19th. This is the second in a four-concert Jazz in Hawthorne Park series, each featuring our area’s finest jazz artists. Hawthorne Park is at 12th and Catherine ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Denis DiBlasio Opens Collingswood Jazz Bridge Concert Series Thurs. Oct. 3rd

Denis DiBlasio Opens Collingswood Jazz Bridge Concert Series Thurs. Oct. 3rd

Baritone saxophonist Denis DiBlasio kicks off the Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series in Collingswood, NJ, at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 East Collings Ave, on Thursday, October 3rd. One show at 7:30 pm. $10/$5 students (no advance sales). For info: 856-858-8914 or 215-517-8337, or visit Jazz Bridge. Denis DiBlasio—who will be accompanied at this performance by ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Announcing The 2013/2014 Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series

Jazz Bridge, the region’s non-profit dedicated to assisting Jazz and blues musicians in need, has announced its stellar Neighborhood Concert Series for 2013-2014. With nearly 40 concerts on five area stages with some 200 singers and instrumentalists covering virtually every jazz genre, this year’s Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series, which runs from October through May, promises ...

Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label

Read "Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim

Any fan of the great American music that is jazz is surely aware that the art form's history depended on the convergence of geography, individual talents, and inspiration. Cities such as jny: New Orleans, jny: Kansas City, jny: Chicago, and New York are synonymous with particular styles of jazz. One often overlooked city is jny: Philadelphia, ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Albert–Hobbs Big Band / Jeff Hamilton–DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Steve Taylor Big Band

Read "Albert–Hobbs Big Band / Jeff Hamilton–DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Steve Taylor Big Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Dave Albert--Brian Hobbs Big Band Love Remembered Eidolon Records 2012 What a bold and unusual idea, opening a big-band album with a waltz performed by a trio. The Albert-Hobbs Big Band does exactly that with “For Mr. C," one of several dedications on its debut recording, Love ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jim Ridl & Terrell Stafford Thurs. Oct. 18th In Olde City Philadelphia!

Jim Ridl & Terrell Stafford Thurs. Oct. 18th In Olde City Philadelphia!

Pianist Jim Ridl and trumpeter Terrell Stafford are Philadelphia jazz musicians and recording artists who continue to receive worldwide acclaim for their artistry, versatility, creativity, and contributions to improvisational music. Jazz Bridge, the Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to assisting area jazz and blues musicians in need, is presenting these astounding artists in concert on October 18th ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Denis DiBlasio @ Collingswood (NJ) Community Center, Thursday Oct. 4th!

Denis DiBlasio @ Collingswood (NJ) Community Center, Thursday Oct. 4th!

Appearing at Jazz in the 'Wood! at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 Collings Avenue in Collingswood New Jersey, 08108 on Thursday October 4th, will be baritone saxophonist/flutist Denis DiBlasio and his band, with guitarist Brian Betz, bassist Steve Varner and drummer Jim Miller. One Show: 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available ...


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