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Joe Mazzaferro CD Release


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Midtown Vanguard Jazz Series at CLARA
Proudly Presents: Joe Mazzaferro, CD Release
Featuring: Jeff Clayton
& Special Guests Carl Allen & Donald Brown
Joe Mazz Music

With one foot in the tradition and one foot in the future, Joe Mazzaferro performs music from his self-released debut album In Terms Of… (Joe Mazz Music) which features alto saxophonist Jeff Clayton along with special guests drummer Carl Allen, pianist Donald Brown, and some of the top jazz musicians in Northern California.

Joe Mazzaferro is a Sacramento-based trumpeter, educator, composer, and arranger. His formal studies include a BM in Music Education from the University of the Pacific and an MM in Jazz and Studio Music from the University of Tennessee. As an active freelance performer, Joe has had the opportunity to perform with many jazz greats, including Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Wycliffe Gordon, Ingrid Jensen, Lewis Nash, and many more.

In recent performance opportunities, Joe had the privilege of performing the Miles Davis masterpiece Birth of the Cool with Gunther Schuller at the 2013 Brubeck Festival and was a part of the series “Remembering James Williams & Mulgrew Miller” with pianist Donald Brown’s Quartet at the 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. Currently, Joe is the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at CSU Stanislaus and serves as the Musical Director and Co-Founder of the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra.

M.V.J. TICKETS Available by: Eventbrite & at The Door
$15 student tickets (with valid school ID)
$20 general admission
$30 general admission + CD + Reserve Front Row Seating

Doors Open at 6:00pm
Show Starts at 6:30pm