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Sunday Apr. 2nd 2017 3:00pm

Spring Concert
1245 Hamilton St, Allentown
Christ Lutheran Church

Special Fund Raiser Concert:



Annual Fundraiser Concert:  “Riffin the Blues”


Msg. Jeffrey Cortazzo, Bass Trombonist, US Army Blues Band

Sunday October 8th, 2017 at 3:00pm

Jordan Lutheran Church Family Center, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield


Jeff Cortazzo was appointed bass trombonist of The U.S. Army Blues, a component of The U.S. Army Band, Pershing’s Own, in Washington, D.C., in early 1992.
With “The Blues” he has performed at many of the world’s foremost jazz festivals including Monterrey, and has shared the stage with Clark Terry, Stanley Turrentine and The New York Voices as well as Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole and Frank Sinatra, Jr.

He is also bass trombonist of the National Philharmonic, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and is contrabass trombonist of The Washington Trombone Ensemble. He has performed with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Lyric Opera Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, and The Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra.

As Lecturer of trombone at The Catholic University of America,  he is trombonist in the faculty brass quintet.

Dr. Cortazzo is a published composer specializing in 21st century concert music. His works have been performed throughout the world and is a sought after conductor of his large concert  pieces. As an educator, he has a large private studio and enjoys a long history of sending a litany of students on to top tier music schools.

Dr. Cortazzo holds a B.S. in music education from The West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a M.M. in performance from DePaul University and a D.M.A. in composition from The Catholic University of America. His principal teachers include H.  Lee Southall and Charles G. Vernon for trombone and Andrew Earle Simpson, Stephen Gorbos and Robert Baker for composition and counterpoint.

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