Renowned Saxophonist, John Scarpulla,
to Perform with FTC Jazz Orchestra:
FTC PAC- May 1st @ 7:30 p.m.
Five Towns College is proud to have Saxophonist John Scarpulla as a special guest artist for the upcoming “Evening of Jazz” concert. Tag lined as “Funky, cool & soulful”, John is known for his energetic style while playing for music legends such as Tower of Power, Billy Joel, and
Diana Ross. After Mr. Scarpulla performs as the featured Sax Soloist with Diana Ross at the New York City Center in late April, he will take the stage with the FTC Jazz Orchestra in Dix Hills at the FTC Performing Arts Center.
Monday, May 1st @ 7:30 pm will be no ordinary music performance but should be an entirely unique and awesome Jazz Spectacular Event on campus! Jazz Orchestra Director and FTC Professor Steve Briody enthusiastically states, “This will be a memorable experience for our students – they will rehearse with John during the afternoon, receive musical advice from him, and, then, play side-by-side with him that evening. Everyone is excited about his visit!”
The outstanding FTC Jazz combo groups, several featured Jazz instrumentalists, as well as top vocalists from FTC’s “American Songbook Ensemble,” directed by Dr. Scott Ballin, will also be performing. The evening will feature a wide variety of Jazz from Ellington to Jobim to Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald to Snarky Puppy – Don’t miss this memorable Jazz Spectacular Event!
For more info, go to www.ftc.edu/ftcpac and to learn more about the esteemed Saxophonist, John Scarpulla, visit http://www.johnscarpulla.com/biographyfull.htm