Tenor Sax Summit: Gary Campbell, George Garzone, and Frank Tiberi

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Thursday / November 7, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street

A talented trio of legendary tenor saxophone players and music educators – Gary Campbell, George Garzone, and Frank Tiberi – collaborate for this very special concert, joined by Tim Ray on Piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums.

Saxophonist/composer Gary Campbell has shared the stage with John Scofield, David Liebman, Jaco Pastorius, Arturo Sandoval, and Eddie Gomez, among many others. He is currently working with the Miroslav Vitous Quartet and is a professor of jazz studies/saxophone and coordinator of jazz studies at Florida International University. A Fullbright Scholar, he has been awarded numerous National Endowment for the Arts performance grants and he has published five acclaimed books on jazz improvisation.

Master saxophonist and Berklee professor George Garzone has performed with Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, and Eddie Gomez, as well as several artists outside of the jazz realm, including Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, and the Temptations. One of the world’s foremost jazz educators, Garzone has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach, and his students have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, and Danilo Perez, among many others.

Rounding out this trio of enormously talented musicians, Berklee professor Frank Tiberi has performed with Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Bob Chester, and Urbie Green, among others. In 1987, he became the leader of the Woody Herman Thundering Herd Jazz Band. Tiberi plays tenor and alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, and bassoon and is known for his skillful use of John Coltrane’s ideas of deceptive resolution.