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Miami Dade College’s ‘Jazz at Wolfson Presents’ Jazz Pianist Jim Gasior

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Miami, November 19, 2012 -

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Arts and Philosophy Department will continue its successful jazz series, Jazz at Wolfson Presents, at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 5, featuring pianist Jim Gasior.

A frequent accompanist for the Jazz at Wolfson Presents series, Gasior is a jazz educator based in South Florida who performs regularly with Ed Calle, Wendy Pedersen, Fernando Ulibarri and Aaron Lebos.

Having taught at the New World School of the Arts (NWSA) for more than 10 years, Gasior is an inspiration to his students and the ensembles that have excelled under his direction. NWSA’s Jazz Ensemble has repeatedly been honored as a finalist band at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington competition in New York City. In addition, students of the NWSA jazz program have been regular recipients of Student Music Awards by DownBeat magazine.

Gasior has performed with jazz greats such as Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Terell Stafford, Robin Eubanks, Duffy Jackson and The Jaco Pastorious Reunion Band as well as pop and Latin music artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Alih Jey, Smokey Robinson, Jose Feliciano, Raul Diblasio, Jane Oliver and Ben Vereen.

“This concert is long overdue,” says series director and MDC professor Dr. Michael Di Liddo. “Jim is a unique talent with his own ‘voice’ with the instrument and the jazz style. I have tried for years to have him perform for us as a featured artist. This year, he agreed. I believe his concert will be one of the finest we’ve had at the college. It should not be missed.”

MDC’s Jazz at Wolfson Presents features live performances that run monthly from September through April. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Miami Dade College’s Jazz at Wolfson Presents Pianist Jim Gasior

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • WHERE: MDC Wolfson Campus Auditorium 300 NE Second Ave., Room 1261

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Di Liddo at 305-237-3930.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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