Friday night and Sunday night at 6, Saturday afternoon at 1 on WZUM, Marty Ashby, VP & Executive Producer of MCG Jazz is joined by saxophonist, educator, composer and arranger Mike Tomaro.
Mike Tomaro has been the Director of the Jazz Studies Program at Duquesne University since 1997. This saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator earned his B.S. degree in Music Education from Duquesne University and his M.A. degree in Saxophone Performance from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Prior to his appointment at Duquesne, he lived in the Washington, D.C. area for seventeen years as a member of the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, a unit of the prestigious “Pershing’s Own” U.S. Army Band.
As a saxophonist and composer/arranger, Tomaro has a vast range of influences, We’ll hear sounds from Michael Brecker, Bill Evans (with Toots Thielemans), Wayne Shorter, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and more. Plus, one of Mike’s own charts with the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble.
Friday night and Sunday night at 6, Saturday afternoon at 1 on WZUM, the Pittsburgh Jazz Channel!