In addition to being an accomplished and versatile saxophonist and woodwind player, Bill Tiberio is a music educator. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of public music education, and has been at Fairport (NY) high school since 1988. At Fairport, Bill conducts the top Concert Band, two jazz ensembles, jazz combos, pit orchestras, chamber ensembles, and teaches woodwinds throughout the district. He is the former president of the NY State Chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators, and is on the summer jazz faculty for the Eastman Community Music School high school program and the founder and director of the Hochstein School of Music summer jazz camp. Bill is also a regular faculty member for the Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camps, held in Rochester in the summer. He is the founder and conductor of the Eastman Community Music School High School Chamber Winds, and is the conductor of the University of Rochester Wind Symphony and the University of Rochester Jazz Ensemble. During the 2010-11 school year, Bill started the Eastman Community Music School Jazz Educators Ensemble, and also taught the Thursday Night Jazz Lab Band at Ithaca College. He will continue to lead those two ensembles in 2011-12.
Bill is a frequent guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for both jazz and concert honor groups and festivals throughout NY State. He is active in the Rochester music scene as a jazz saxophonist and woodwind player, and has had experience in all styles of jazz from contemporary to latin, and straight-ahead. Bill has performed with Fred Wesley, The Four Tops, the Temptations, Nestor Torres, Lou Gramm, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and has shared the stage with Chuck Loeb, the Yellowjackets, Eileen Ivers, Jesse Cook, Ken Navarro, the Rippingtons, and Euge Groove. He is a founding member of the original contemporary soul group, The Bill Welch Band, and is the saxophonist in the Spiritus Christi Gospel Choir. Bill is also the saxophonist in the party band, Allegro.
Bill has been honored with notable recognition of his teaching. Among the awards he has received are the University of Rochester Excellence in Secondary Teaching Award, the Fairport High School Alumni Wall of Fame, The Rochester Philharmonic Outstanding Music Educator Award, the Crystal Apple Fairport High School faculty peer award, and has been selected by the students at Fairport High School as a commencement speaker and a yearbook dedication recipient.
Bill Tiberio released his first CD on the Trier Record label in April 2003, “the story ends…the story begins.” He is joined by guitarist Melvin Henderson, who produced the recording, organist Gerry Youngman, drummer Ted Poor, vocalist Harold Pannell, and latin percussionist Tony Padilla. For more information visit www.ptentertainment.net.
Bill’s second CD on the Trier Records label, entitled “Promise Street” was released on January 20, 2005. Bill again collaborated with Paradigm Shift, who received national recognition for their debut CD on Nagel-Heyer Records entitled Shifting Times”, which features Bill’s saxophone artistry on several tunes.
Paradigm Shift’s core personnel are guitarist Melvin Henderson and organist Gerry Youngman. In addition to being recognized for their playing, both men are gaining recognition for their original composition. As on Bill’s first release “the story ends…the story begins”, Melvin and Gerry have contributed all originals on “Promise Street’”.
“Brothers,” released in August, 2010, is the first recording by the Bill Tiberio Band. The disc was recorded live in front of an enthusiastic studio audience at Finger Lakes Community College in November, 2009, and has received extensive radio airplay in Rochester on 105.9 FM.