Photo by Rob Wetzler Studios, Cleveland
ORMACO kicks off the third season of Jazz under the Stars with saxophone Virtuoso Greg Banaszak and the Cleveland Jazz All Stars.
Mr. Banaszak is one of the most sought after orchestral saxophone soloists of his generation. As one of the few saxophonists active in both the classical and jazz mediums, Mr. Banaszak includes a combination of concerto performances, solo and chamber music recitals, and jazz festival appearances. He has presented recitals in such prestigious concert halls as Vienna’s Bösendorfer Concert Hall, the Royal Palace in Warsaw, Poland, and New York’s Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Hall. He has presented master classes at Austria’s Musik Hochschule, the Cairo Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Tanglewood Institute and has served as Orchestral saxophonist for the leading opera orchestras of Warsaw, Berlin, Paris, and Cleveland. Mr. Banaszak was the first saxophone concerto soloist to appear with orchestras in both the Middle East and Korea, including performances with the Cairo Symphony and the Taegu City Symphony. Mr Banaszak has been under the baton of such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Philippe Entremont and Randy Newman.
Tonight's concert brings to you the music of jazz legends such as Charlie Parker, Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, J.J. Johnson and others!
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics and enjoy this free concert.
Brought to you in part with generous underwriting from The Wolff Family Charitable Foundation Trust, The Medina County Community Fund, Nancy Sprowls, the McJak Candy Company, Marie Mirro Edmonds Co., LPA. Mike and Debbie Petcher, Don and Jane Moos, Waite & Son Funeral Homes and Akron General Hospital/Lodi Community Hospital.