MACJO Finalist

Delfeayo Marsalis
Guest Conductor & Soloist

Lead Alto Simon Crosby-Areaza Sophomore
Temple University
Second Alto Anthony Nigro Senior
University of the Arts
Alto Alternate Ken Yoneda Graduate
Fordham University
Lead Tenor Henry Tirfe Senior
University of the Arts
Second Tenor Christian Lewis Junior
Temple University
Tenor Alternate Erick Miranda Senior
West Chester University
Baritone Josh Lee Graduate
Temple University
Baritone Alternate Nicholas Biagini Junior
University of Massachusetts
Lead Andrew Connors Senior
University of the Arts
Section Hart Guonjian-Pettit Senior
University of Maryland
Section Matt Salazar Senior
University of the Arts
Section Eric Smith Senior
University of Massachusetts
Section Tyler Perske Senior
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Lead Chris Mele Senior
University of the Arts
Solo John Wambach Senior
University of Maryland
Section Ian Kaufman Freshman
Temple University
Bass Matthew Della Camera Senior
Ithaca College
Trombone Alternate Isaac Viars Junior
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Piano Ben Brosche Graduate
Duquesne University
Piano Alternate Cole Abod Freshman
University of Michigan
Bass Lars Swanson Junior
Marshall University
Bass Alternate Christopher McGraw Sophomore
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Guitar Nick Vasser Graduate
University of Maryland
Guitar Alternate Elijah Cole Freshman
Temple University
Drumset Donovan Pope Sophomore
Temple University
Drumset Josph Antico Senior
University of Maryland
Drumset Alternate John Venezia Senior
University of the Arts

The Jazz Academy of Music, Inc.
Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra
Attention: David Kauffman, Coordinator
P.O. Box 6744
Silver Spring, MD 20906-6744

Phone (MACJO): 301-876-8140
Phone (The Jazz Academy): 301-871-8418



Paul Carr and Jazz
Wilson Center Article

SMP_3070Paul Carr and Jazz Wilson Center Article by Blair A. Ruble.

Saxophonist Paul Carr tells the story of waiting with his saxophone at the baggage claim belt in St. Petersburg, Russia, when another passenger came up and said: “Paul Carr, Westminster Church in Washington.” Paul recounts this incident as a way of testifying to the global reach of Friday Night Jazz at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Southwest Washington, D.C. Home to a hugely successful concert series now nearly two decades old, Westminster has become a touchstone of the D.C. jazz scene.


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