RIJF Jazz Workshops presented by Wegmans are FREE, no registration required. Five structured jazz workshops give music students of all ages the exceptional opportunity to play and meet, listen to and learn from professional jazz musicians performing at the festival. Hosted by Bob Sneider, Eastman School of Music Asst. Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media and Sr. Instructor of Jazz Guitar.
Frank Tiberi, at a spry 90 years of age is a true unsung hero of the tenor saxophone. His knowledge is so expansive that everyone in the Woody Herman Orchestra for the past 50 years has learned from him. Woody hand-picked Frank to lead the band and continue on with his famous music in the mid-’80s when Woody took ill. Frank’s substantial contributions to Herman Herds are just a partial glimpse at his large bay window of resources, dominated by exciting concepts and vocabularies.
Clocking in with 39 years with the Woody Herman band, the incomparable baritone saxophonist Mike Brignola’s musical contributions carry broad amendments in super management skills and alacrity. His is a classic hard-swinging baritone style is second to none.