An Evening of Jazz at Stevens
A classy evening of music at the DeBaun Center at Stevens Institute this Saturday, October 3rd.
DeBaun Center presents An Evening of Jazz
For the second installment of the 2009-2010 Library Concert Series, DeBaun Center for Performing Arts, in association with the Samuel C. Williams Library, is proud to present An Evening of Jazz on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Samuel C. Williams Library, on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, NJ.
The concert features Gerald (Jerry) Ficeto, DeBaun Center’s Artist-in-Residence of Bands, on percussion. Ficeto is being joined by the NYC Jazz Trio, featuring Jake Kulik on organ, Jim DeAngelis on guitar and Tony Signa on flute, for an evening of cool jazz and favorite standards. They will be bringing to Hoboken the unique sounds of a jazz organ combo pioneered by late “Wild” Bill Davis and made famous by the likes of Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff.
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Gerald Ficeto is the Director of Bands and Ensembles at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he conducts the Concert Band, and directs the Stevens Jazz Band, Pep Band, Brass Ensemble, rock band “Bandwidth,” Saxophone Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble. Also an instrumental music teacher in the Kearny Public Schools and private teacher, his students range from the beginner to the adult professional. A sought-after clinician, his coaching reaches numerous music programs throughout the tri-state area.
As an active freelance percussionist for over forty years his professional experience includes numerous jazz groups, big bands, orchestras, including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The Livingston Symphony, The Jersey Swing Jazz Orchestra, The New Deal Orchestra, Roseland Ballroom Orchestra, The Hanover Wind Symphony, The American Musical Theater Ensemble, The Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Orchestra and over three hundred staged musical productions. He has played percussion for numerous headliners from Atlantic City to the Catskill Mountains and New York City to Philadelphia. As a recording artist, Mr. Ficeto has recorded for Universal Studios, Nickelodeon Studios, and NBC. This life-long native of New Jersey continues to perform regularly in the tri-state area.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Montclair State College and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education with a concentration in conducting from New Jersey City University where he studied with the renowned Broadway conductor/percussionist Nicholas Cerrato. His professional affiliations include Music Educators National Conference, New Jersey Music Educators Association, National Education Association, New Jersey Education Association, Kearny Education Association, New Jersey Association for Jazz Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, National Professional Music Fraternity, American Federation of Musicians, ASCAP, New Jersey Congress of Parents and Teachers; Life Member.
Admission for the concert is a $5 suggested donation. For more information about the show, please call 201-216-8933, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.debaun.org/MusicSeries.html. It will be an evening not to be missed and a favorite of jazz lovers of all ages.