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Saxophonist/Educator

 

Educator

 

Faculty member of Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts

Mark Gross swings and sings with soul and rhythm along today's jazz vanguard. He constantly pushes the music forward, while staying true to the elements of the classic sound. Mark Gross has recorded on over 80 notable jazz recording, including 2 GRAMMY AWARD winning projects by the Dave Holland Big Band - "What Goes Around" on ECM Records, and 'Overtime' on Dare 2 Records. Mark's recordings "Preach Daddy" on King Records and "Riddle of the Sphinx" on J Curve Record have received rave reviews...More info>>

 

Director of Jazz Instruction (Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens, Brick City Jazz Orchestra) at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Create a music syllabus that offers a rigorous curriculum in Jazz, group and private instruction on a wide range of principle instruments and voice and intense focus in various fields of study in music. Create and oversee many professional performance opportunities for the students. Offer courses in composition and arranging, ear training, harmony, and music technology that will provide students with a solid foundation for today's ever changing music scene. Maintain a faculty of world renowned artist that teach in the program providing experiences and knowledge that can only come from such artist and teachers. James Moody Jazz Orchestra is our big band that gives students opportunities to polish their skills in a large ensemble. These skill lessons will breed life long skills of honesty, leadership and follower abilities, clarity of thought, flexibility, commitment, awareness, communication, spirituality, and individual creativity. JAZZ!