Come join the Karl Stabnau quartet for a new and unique jam session experience as part of the 2017 XRIJF. From blues to soul to funk and RnB to crossover genres and beyond it will be anything but the “traditional jazz” experience. Grab an instrument and come join the experience - you never know where the music will go! Karl Stabnau Quartet (House Band)
Karl Stabnau (saxophone, emcee) - Award winning, jazz baritone saxophonist and woodwind instrumentalist Karl Stabnau is hailed as a "highly versatile and valuable musician...well versed in the tradition and future of the music." He has made a name for himself as a both a leader and a sideman having toured nationally with his own groups as well as internationally with the Grammy-winning “Gil Evans Centennial Project.” Karl holds degrees in jazz performance, music education and music business from the Eastman School of Music and Syracuse University. In addition to performing, he is on the faculty at SUNY Brockport College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and serves as director of Sonic Era. www.karlstabnau.com
Jacob Dupre (piano) - A fifth generation musician and performer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jacob has shared the stage with musicians and composers such as Peter Erskine, John Fedchock, Bob Sheppard, Charles Pillow, Dennis Mackrel, Bill Kirchner, and Bill Holman. In addition to being a highly sought after pianist, he is an active film composer writing and recording originals music for animations, music videos, musicals and short films. His work has been featured in film festivals across the US including the 2015 Hill Country Film Festival, 2015 Muscatine Film Festival, 2015 FilmShift Festival, 2015 Bastrop Texas Film and Music Festival, 2015 Sun and Sands Film Festival, and the 2016 Cinema on The Bayou Film Festival.
Ben Tiberio (bass) - Benjamin Tiberio is an ASCAP and Downbeat award-winning composer and bassist from Rochester, New York. After earning a degree in jazz performance from the University of Miami’s “Frost School of Music” in 2014 he moved to New York city where he currently resides. Having been recognized as on of the leading voices on bass in his generation, Ben has performed at festivals all around the United States, and most recently to Pakistan, as part of the American Music Abroad program. His credits include performances or recordings with Gretchen Parlato, Ambrose Akinmusire, Herlin Riley, Terell Stafford, Kenny Barron, Danilo Perez, Ben Wendel, Aaron Goldberg, among other notable artists.
Michael Piolet (drums) - Michael Piolet, is a graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music having majored in where he was a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the inaugural Stamps Jazz Quintet, majoring in Studio Music and Jazz Instrumental Performance. He has shared the stage with artists including Nestor Torres, Dave Liebman, Chris Potter, Gary Burton, Buddy Guy, and the Matt Wilson Quartet. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, he was part of the Thelonious Monk program in conjunction with Gallery 37 where he worked with jazz legends as Herbie Hancock, Bobby Watkins, and performed with Antonio Hart at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California as part of the Thelonious Monk All-Star sextet.