SUSAN ALTABET Flute/Recorder, Piano, Voice LTCL in Voice Trinity College, LTCL in Flute Trinity College
Susan Altabet has been an active voice, flute and piano instructor since 1976. She has studied under such teachers as Moray Noble, Andrea con Roman, Edvin Szamosi, Judith Hall, Ann Chery, and Kathleen Nester.
Ms. Altabet has been a member of the acclaimed Gregg Smith Singers’ Group since 1984 and has performed extensively in chorus and as a soloist throughout the New York metropolitan area. She has also served on the faculty of the Adirondack Vocal Workshop, the Diller-Quaille School of Music, and the Northeast Singing Camp.
PETER ANDERSON Clarinet/Saxophone B.M. Mannes College of Music
Peter Anderson earned a Bachelor of Music degree rom Mannes College of Music in New York City, where he studied solo clarinet for four years. His teachers include such notables as Joe Allard, Alexander Williams, Jack Cohen, and Jerome G. Sala.
Mr. Anderson has enjoyed a diverse career as a freelance musician performing and recording in the New York area and around the world with famed artists and groups such as Gerry Mulligan (Newport Jazz Festival); Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (1977 Works Tour); Tom Jones; Englebert Humperdinck; Donald O’Connor;The Temptations; The Spinners; Count Basie;The Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Larry Elgart and Lew Anderson Orchestras; as well as comedians Bob Hope, Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, and George Jessel, among others.
Mr. Anderson has played clarinet, bass clarinet, and saxophone with numerous local ensembles including The Philharmonic Symphony of Westchester, and the Westchester Pops Band. In addition to teaching privately, Mr. Anderson has served on the faculties of the Westchester Conservatory of Music and Barnstable Academy. He has been teaching at Crestwood Music Education Center since 1999.
DOMINIQUE SOUCY – Flute Premier Prix, Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec
Flutist Dominique Soucy has enjoyed a growing reputation in New York as both soloist and chamber musician. She has appeared as a guest soloist with several orchestras, most notably l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and the Calgary Philharmonic. Regarding her Montreal debut, The Montreal Gazette and Montreal La Presse wrote, “flutists like Soucy are in short supply…. and we are going to hear a great deal more about Ms. Soucy…with an impressive technique and a brilliant tone… and a very beautiful legato in the slow movement…” The Winnipeg Free Press has described her playing as “a treat”…“Ms. Soucy is a passionate soloist.” In Washington, DC, Ms. Soucy stood out in an ensemble performance where her playing was described in The Washington Post as “remarkable and technically confident”. A winner of Artists International in New York, The Montreal Symphony Competition, The Canadian Music Competition, The Yellow Spring Chamber Competition and The Aevis Young Artist Recording Competition, Ms. Soucy has collaborated with such artists as John Cage, Elliott Carter, John Harbison and Bruce Saylor, while he was Composer in Residence at The Chicago Lyric Opera. As a chamber musician, Ms. Soucy has performed with The London Ballet, The New York Chamber Orchestra, The Toronto Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, The New York Bach Soloists and The New Music Consort. Her numerous radio and television performances include several solo recitals for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation as well as appearances on All My Children and Good Morning America for the ABC television network. She is also featured on Richard Termini’s score for the soundtrack of John Turturo’s “Mac,” winner of the Caméra d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. More recently, she completed a recording of percussionist/composer Thad Wheeler’s suite The Dancing Bird for Albany Records and also Leo Kraft’s Cloud Studies for CRI. Ms. Soucy is a founding member of Musical Wisdom, a popular concert series for children based in Westchester, NY, where she resides with her husband, flutist Joseph Piscitelli, and their sons, Pierre and Stefano.
JOSEPH PISCITELLI – Flutist, Professor (Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec)
MARSHALL MCDONALD – Alto Saxophone Instructor / Jazz
Marshall McDonald, Lead Alto Saxophone of The Count Basie Orchestra brings his saxophone and special guest, pianist John Colianni from the Les Paul Band, and The Lionel Hampton Orchestra to Eastchester to play classic jazz standards in an intimate setting.
I’m a formal teacher of clarinet and saxophone at the wonderful Gines Cano School, founded by Dr. Gines Cano, and I’m excited to be playing in this type of setting, close up, and face to face with the audience. John Colianni is one of the most exciting pianists in the jazz world, touched by Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson, John is known as “Chops”, for his lightning fast riffs and brilliant execution. John has played for Mel Torme, Les Paul, and was one of Lionel Hampton’s favorite pianists. John and I met years ago when we both played with the great Lionel Hampton.
CDBABY Marshall McDonald
Marshall McDonald http://www.marshallmcdonald.com email@example.com Rico Reeds Artist – http://www.ricoreeds.com/ Yanagisawa Saxophones Artist – http://www.YanagisawaSaxophones.com Avanti Flute Artist – http://www.AvantiFlutes.com/flutes Count Basie Orchestra Website: http://www.BasieBand.com Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/marshallmcdonaldjazz Twitter – http://twitter.com/MMcDonaldJazz
ALAN HOLLANDER – Oboe Teacher
ALEXANDER McCABE – Piano, Saxophonist, Composer M.M. Manhattan School of Music
Alexander McCabe is a Saxophonist, pianist and composer. He has toured extensively, playing with, among others, Ray Charles, George Coleman, and Chico O’Farrill. His music can be heard in numerous movies and television shows, most recently: “Can You Ever Forgive Me”, “The Affair”, “The Purge”, “The Good Cop” and others. He can be heard on multiple commercial CD releases including four of his CDs as a leader. He has a Masters Degree from Manhattan School of Music where he studied Jazz Performance and Composition.
DR. GINÈS-DIDIER CANO – Bassoon, Music Director, President-Owner D.M.A. Manhattan School of Music, M.M.A. the Juilliard School, M.M.A. Manhattan School of Music, Premier Prix, Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec
Dr. Ginès-Didier Cano is the president-owner of the Ginès Cano Music Corporation, a music education company that conducts business with over two hundred schools in the New York metropolitan area, as well as the director-owner of the Crestwood Music Education Center, a progressive music school for instrumental studies with innovative programs designed for students of all ages. With over forty highly qualified and experienced teachers, the Crestwood Music Education Center boasts an enrollment of well over eight hundred students.
Dr. Cano has served on the faculty of Long Island University, Concordia College, the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division, the Sarah Lawrence College Woodwind Quintet Chamber Music Program, the Mannes School of Music Preparatory Division, and the Québec Conservatoire. He received his doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music, a Masters from both the Juilliard School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music and a Premier Prix from the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec. His principal teachers include Stephen Maxym and Gaetan Laberge. Dr. Cano has performed as a soloist and principal bassoonist with the CBC Orchestra, Québec Symphony, Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, New York Concertino Ensemble, New York City Symphony, the Sarah Lawrence College Woodwind Quintet, and the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra. His performances have also been broadcast on various New York and national radio stations, including WQXR, WNCN, and CBC Radio Canada. Dr. Cano has resided in the New York metropolitan area for almost thirty years.