World-renowned saxophone and flute player Denis DiBlasio will appear in concert at Ursinus College on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Bomberger Auditorium. The event is free, open to the public and no tickets or reservations are needed.
Former musical director for trumpeter extraordinaire Maynard Ferguson and executive director of The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz at Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J., DiBlasio has jammed with some of the biggest names in jazz and has performed around the world, from the Hollywood Bowl and the Playboy Jazz Festival to the private court of the King of Thailand. He is director of the Jazz Program at Rowan University, tours with The Denis DiBlasio Quartet, and has 10 CDs to his name.
A clinician for the Yamaha Musical Corporation, he has taken his “education as entertainment” style around the world, making music fun with his combination of positive motivation and witty sense of humor. Prior to the Ursinus concert, DiBlasio will conduct a clinic with the Ursinus Jazz Ensemble, with the student musicians joining him in concert.– B.A.