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Denis DiBlasio
Phone: 856-256-4500 EXT#3528
Denis joined the big band of legendary trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, serving as Ferguson's Musical Director for five years. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz Studies, the director of the Jazz Studies Program, and the conductor/director of the Jazz Lab Band. Biography


Douglas Mapp
856-256-4500 EXT. 3591
Douglas is a graduate of the University of the Arts and Temple University. He has performed with numerous local, national and international jazz artists including Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, Ernie Watts, Doc Severenson, Larry McKenna, Bootsie Barnes, The Tommy Dorsey band, Nelson Riddle band, Jimmy Bruno, Donald Byrd, Ray Charles, James Moody, Valery Ponamarev, George Russell, and Pete Fountain.  Douglas serves as the coordinator of the small jazz ensemble program and teaches the classical and jazz bass students. Biography


Jazz Faculty
Brian Betz; guitar
Denis DiBlasio; Director of Jazz Studies
Tom Giacabetti; guitar & small jazz ensemble
Howie Gordon; video recording
Douglas Mapp; bass
Jim Miller; drums & small jazz ensemble
George Rabbai; trumpet, jazz band, small jazz ensemble
Robert Rawlins, saxophone, early jazz band, jazz theory
Dean Schneider; piano
Ed Vezinho, arranging


Instructional Clips by Denis DiBlasio

Denis DiBlasio - A Life of Jazz

Denis DiBlasio - All About Sight-Reading

Denis DiBlasio Discusses Creates Ways in Using a Metronome

Denis DiBlasio - Tips for Soloing on One Scale

Denis DiBlasio Talks About the Importance of Good Time in Jazz

Denis DiBlasio on Creating

Denis DiBlasio Talks About His Pathways to Improvisation Book

Denis DiBlasio Talks About Singing Into the Flute

Denis DiBlasio and Gerry DeLoach Live at Chris's in Philadelphia

Denis DiBlasio and Brian Betz Playing the Blues

Denis DiBlasio returns to ISU for Jazz Fest


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