Feburary 4, 2014                

For Immediate Release

 41st Annual Jazz Weekend Performance Schedules

Performance schedules for this Friday's Jazz Weekend are as follows:

Friday, High School band and combo performances click HERE

Friday, CMU Ensemble performances schedule click HERE

Mr. Tiberi will serve both as guest clinician and featured soloist for Jazz Weekend XLI. As guest clinician, he will host a master class on Friday, February 7, 2014 for visiting high school jazz bands and combos. During the day, these ensembles, from over 50 school districts state wide, perform for judges’ comments and trophies in five different classes.  Mr. Tiberi’s featured performance concludes Jazz Weekend that evening at 8 p.m. in Plachta Auditorium.

A child prodigy, Mr. Tiberi began playing professionally at the age of 13, touring with Bob Chester, Benny Goodman, and Urbie Green.  Early highlights of his career also include playing with Dizzy Gillespie, learning to play the flute on his own, studying bassoon with Sol Schoenbach of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and playing as a doubler in Broadway musicals.  He then settled into the reed section of the Woody Herman Band in 1969 where he performed as featured soloist, section leader, arranger, music director and ultimately leader of the Herman Band in 1987.

Currently, Mr. Tiberi is on the woodwind faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston as an associate professor.  He teaches improvisation to performance students while continuing to direct the Woody Herman Orchestra. For more on Frank Tiberi, click here.



John Jacobson


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