Baritone saxophonist Denis DiBlasio
kicks off the Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series in Collingswood, NJ, at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 East Collings Ave, on Thursday, October 3rd. One show at 7:30 pm. $10/$5 students (no advance sales). For info: 856-858-8914 or 215-517-8337, or visit Jazz Bridge.
Denis DiBlasio—who will be accompanied at this performance by bassist Steve Varner, guitarist Brian Betz, and drummer Jim Miller—represents a rarity in Jazz: An artist acclaimed by both the critics and the general public. He spent five years with the legendary orchestra of Maynard Ferguson as Musical Director/baritone saxophonist/flutist/and scat singer in residence," is a clinician for Yamaha musical instruments, has had his arrangements published by the world's most prestigious music publishers, and now serves as Director of the Jazz Department at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.
Jazz Bridge, a 501C public charity that assists area Jazz and blues musicians in crisis, is sponsoring the Neighborhood Concert Jazz Series" in Collingswood, as well as 40 other events this season on five area stages in the Greater Delaware Valley.