Manhattan School of Music is home to undergraduate and graduate degree programs in jazz, developed under the leadership of jazz artist and educator Justin DiCioccio. For Jazz Appreciation Month, we have three of the school's jazz ensembles: MSM Jazz Orchestra, MSM Mingus Ensemble, and MSM Jazz Arts Vocal Big Band.
1. Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra conducted by Justin DiCioccio share their recording of the standard "Stella by Starlight".
Saxophones: featured soloist Shai Golan - Alto (Woodland Hills, CA); Jesse Levit - Alto, (Oakland, CA); Eitan Gofman - Tenor (Holon, Israel); Xavier Del Castillo - Tenor (Seattle, WA); Michael Brinzer - Baritone (Lindenhurst, NY)
Trumpets: Ryan DeWeese (Yorba Linda, CA); Tony Speranza (Amsterdam, NY); Adam O’Farrill (Brooklyn, NY); Oskar Stenmark (Gothenburg, Sweden); Jonathan Dely (Novato, CA)
Trombones: Caleb Mason (New York City, NY); Abdulrahman “Rocky” Amer (Brooklyn, NY); Toby Ekpunobi (Eustis, FL); Peter Wikle - Bass Trombone (Santa Ana, CA); Ryan Fisk - Bass Trombone (New York, NY)
Rhythm section: Holger Marjamaa - Piano (Tallinn, Estonia); James Zito -Guitar (Saint Cloud, FL); Adrian Moring - Bass (Teaneck, NJ); Andreas Svendsen - Drums (Copenhagen, Denmark)
2. Manhattan School of Music Mingus Ensemble and music director Frank Lacy perform a rendition of Charles Mingus' "Three or Four Shades of Blues."
Daniel Dickinson - Alto Saxophone (Jacksonville, FL); Kushal Talele - Tenor Saxophone (Hamilton, New Zealand); featured soloist Stuart Mack - Trumpet (Washington, IL); Beserat Tafesse - Trombone (Redmond, WA); featured soloist Robbie Lee - Piano (Tucson, AZ); Daryl Johns - Bass (Englewood, NJ); Raphael Pannier - Drums (Paris, France)
3. Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Vocal Big Band and conductor Jeremy Manasia offer a recording of "Imagine My Frustration."
Saxophone: Nicola Caminiti - alto (Messina, Italy); Daniel Dickinson - alto (Jacksonville, FL); Rico Jones - tenor (Denver CO); Santosh Sharma - tenor (Seattle, WA); Jason Chrisman - baritone (Weaverville, NC)
Trumpet: Stuart Mack (Washington, IL); Alec Aldred (Waukesha, WI); Keegan Riley (Mesa, AZ); Nick DiMaria (Cicero, NY)
Trombones: Jack Kotze (Frankfort, IL); Remee Ashley (Berkeley, CA); Matthew Frazzetto (Champaign, IL); Josh Mirman - Bass trombone (Las Vegas, NV)
Rhythm section: Matt Malanowski - Piano (Farmingdale, NY); Fabrizio Sciacca - Bass (Sicily, Italy); Nolan Byrd - Drums (Yorba Linda, CA); James Zito - Guitar (Saint Cloud, FL)
Vocalist: Erica Ashley Roberts (Birmingham, AL)