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The Elements of Jazz... Putting It All Together -- Chris Parker Band master class

Dates: 04/20/2018 (Fri): 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Category: Concerts/Performances

Master classes are great learning experiences. At SUNY Orange these programs are offered in several disciplines: visual art, music, poetry, theatre, communication, dance, and biology/botany. From 11am to 1pm on Friday, April 20, 2018, The Chris Parker Band will present a music master class – The Elements of Jazz… Putting It All Together. This is an opportunity to meet five jazz musicians who live music and have figured out ways of making a living at it.

The band is known in this region and beyond especially by jazz aficionados. With leader/composer/pianist/SUNY Orange professor Chris Parker are mainstays five-string violinist Rob Thomas, bassist Tony Marino, and percussionist/drummer Marko Marcinko. Now an added wind dynamic, alto and soprano saxophonist Vito Chiavuzzo, brings a dimension which Parker has only utilized occasionally when enlarging his ensemble to quintet or septet. Thomas is a professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston, a member of the String Trio of New York, and various other groups; Marcinko is the director of jazz studies at Penn State School of Music, and plays with Dave Liebman Band and Organik Vibe Trio; Marino is a full-time, active musician playing with the Dave Liebman Big Band and other ensembles; Chiavuzzo teaches at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division and at New Jersey City University as well as being in the Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra.


In the casual set-up of Orange Hall room 23, the five experts in their fields of music will share their knowledge through discussion and Q & A. They will also demonstrate and perform the basic elements of jazz, and explain their individual functions within the group and how they fit together and complement each other in a typical jazz performance.


Come and listen to, learn from, and interact with the musicians during this master class which is free and open to the public. You’ll enjoy it!


Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845) 341-4891 or Check out the website at Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown, NY.

Location: Orange Hall (Room 23)
Phone: (845) 341-4891
Web Page: Follow this link
Announcement: The Elements of Jazz... Putting It All Together -- Chris Parker Band master class