Jump Jive & Jazz: A Salute to Jazz Drummers!

September 23, 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

 

Jump Jive and Jazz

Jump Jive & Jazz: A Salute to Jazz Drummers feat. The Upper Valley Winds Big Band and more!

Tickets are General Admission, $25.00 in Advance, $30.00 Day of Show

FEATURING

The Upper Valley Winds Big Band under the Direction of Patrick Marcinko II (View bio)

The Tyler Dempsey Trio (View bio)

Erin Malloy - with Doug Smith (bass) and Jim Waltich (piano) (View bio)

with Special Guest: The Bill Goodwin Quartet (View bio)

 

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, UGI, Lackawanna Insurance Group and LT Verrastro.
Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

General Admission, First-Come, First-Served Seating.

Held in the Grand Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center. The seating chart does not reflect the layout for this event.

NO REFUNDS / NO EXCHANGES


 

Artist Bios

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Patrick Marcinko, Drummer, Percussionist and vocalist currently leads the Upper Valley Winds Big Band. A Pennsylvania state certified music educator, he earned his under-graduate degree from Marywood University. Pat also attended the Manhattan School of Music Summer Jazz Program. His technique is based in rudimental and classical percussion as well as a constant search for the new. Pat supplemented his jazz and Latin techniques by studying with such luminaries as Joe Morello, Jim Chapin, Robert Velez, Changuito, and with his own father.

As a performer, he has worked with musical theater groups across Pennsylvania and New York. Played behind jazz and blues Greats and has been both a guest performer and a guest conductor. An in-demand performer, Pat has contributed to various CDs, Videos, and DVDs and has been seen performing at; the Delaware Water Gap Festival of the Arts, The Pocono Blues Fest, the Briggs Farm Blues Fest. and many times, on television. Pat can regularly be heard playing with party band "Exact Change" or with “Se Acabo” a Santana tribute band.

An accomplished and intuitive musician, Pat has studied voice extensively, and has performed in both college and professional productions. Typically, he can be found directing and singing with the choir of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian-Greek Catholic Church, where he also is the cantor.

Pat or Mr. Marcinko, as he is known to many of his students, began teaching percussion Privately at the age of 17 and has continued to educate students of all ages. He is a member of the Vic Firth Education team, received the Mapex “Gold Key” Award for contributions to the drumming community and presently teaches drums and percussion at Magdon Music (Olyphant, Pa.); he is also a member of the Music Faculty for the Scranton School District (Scranton, Pa.). Pat is also the owner of PJM Percussion, a percussion repair and supply business.

Pat uses Sonor drums andZildjian cymbals as well as an array of percussion equipment from Premier, Pearl, Meinl, LP, and PJM Percussion

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Born and raised in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, Tyler was exposed to music at a young age. Following a brief stint playing the pots and pans, he was given his first pair of drumsticks. Tyler's cousins both played the drums and inspired Tyler to pick up the instrument.  It was his cousins' generosity that resulted in receiving his first drum set as well as his first real exposure to jazz. Both the school band and garage bands served as his training ground until high school. Throughout high school, Tyler played in as many ensembles as possible while simultaneously studying classical percussion, privately, at a local university.  Recognizing his overwhelming passion for jazz music he decided it was time to reach out to one of the area’s finest players/educators to take his musicianship to the next level. Marko Marcinko was that teacher. Marko's experiences and expertise inspired Tyler to pursue music as a career.

Tyler went on to study with Tim Horner and Mark Sherman at New Jersey City University.  While living in New Jersey, before later transferring and graduating from Penn State University, he began performing with his own groups in numerous NYC venues. He has also benefited from the instruction and guidance of David Liebman, Bill Goodwin and Adam Nussbaum.  Tyler has had the opportunity to perform with many great artists including: David LiebmanBob Dorough, Joe Magnarelli, Jon BallantyneAdam NiewoodTony MarinoJim RidlNate BirkeyBill WasherRon Oswanski, Porter & Sayles etc.  In 2013-14 Tyler had the opportunity to play for over a month with the Jesse Lynch Trio on their nationwide Jazz 101 Educational Tour, visiting countless schools and venues across the country.  

Currently, Tyler is the house drummer at the Historic, Deer Head Inn Jazz Jam Sessions and can be heard every Friday and Saturday night at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, at the Mohegan Sun Casino. He also appears on "Skies Above" on Aaron Fink's (formerly of Breaking Benjamin) solo release, "Galaxies" on the Woodhenge Records label.

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Erin has been singing, dancing and acting since the age of four.  She grew up in Scranton, PA and started her formal dance training with Ballet Theatre of Scranton under the tutelage of Constance Reynolds and Joanne Arduino.  She started formal vocal training at age eleven.  She moved to New York City to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy at age eighteen.  Upon graduation, Erin began her professional career at age twenty and played Maggie in the National Tour of the Musical “A Chorus Line.”  She has since played that same role with eleven different companies of ACL and performed in over one thousand performances.  She became a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association at age twenty-one and remains a member to this day. She played the roles of Belle (Beauty and the Beast) and Meg (Hercules) and the very first cast of the Disney Cruise Line in 1998.  Her last National Tour in which she toured all of North America for two years was with “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” starring the legendary Ann-Margret.  She has performed in many different shows at many different regional theatres around the country such as Arena Stage, Walnut Street Theatre, Stages St. Louis and many others.  Over her sixteen years in NYC, Erin has been blessed to work with so many amazing artists.  For many years, Erin also performed nightly at the famous Don’t Tell Mama piano bar at the heart of New York City’s theatre district.  She now resides back in her hometown and sings with so many different, wonderfully talented musicians, including her husband, Marko Marcinko.  She has the pleasure of being a freelance singer with many different local bands and groups throughout Northeast PA.  She is a rostered artist for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and teaches for the NEIU 19.  There, she has the opportunity to teach voice, dance and musical theatre to students in the area school districts.  She was named Artist of the Year by the PA Council on the Arts and the NEIU 19 in 2012.  She also has her own voice coaching business and teaches voice privately to students of all ages.  Additionally, in 2003, Erin also traveled to Koh Samui, Thailand to train and become a certified yoga instructor, her other passion, and now teaches at Jaya Yoga in Clarks Summit, PA.  Erin is extremely grateful for the many blessings in her life and the ability to continually live her dream as a full time professional artist.

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F. Bill Goodwin (born Los Angeles, California, January 8, 1942) is an American jazz drummer /producer He is the son of Bill Goodwin, announcer and actor on the Burns and Allen radio program and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show on television.  

Goodwin began his professional career at the age of seventeen with saxophonist Charles Lloyd.[1] During the 1960s, he worked with Mike Melvoin, Art Pepper, Paul Horn, Frank Rosolino, Bud Shank, George Shearing, and Gabor Szabo.

Joining the performing ensemble of vibraphonist Gary Burton brought him to the East Coast in 1969. After three years with Burton, Goodwin settled in the Pocono Mountains and worked in hotels and resorts. In 1974, he became a founding member of the Phil Woods Quartet. He worked with Woods for forty years as a drummer and record producer, winning three Grammy Awards.

He has performed with Bill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Jim Hall, Bobby Hutcherson, June Christy, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Mose Allison, and The Manhattan Transfer. He has been a featured performer at the W. C. Handy Music Festival for many years, serving as a member of the W. C. Handy Jazz All-Stars with guitarist Mundell Lowe, guitarist Tom Wolfe, pianist and vocalist Johnny O'Neal, pianist and vocalist Ray Reach, and drummer Chuck Redd.

Goodwin was featured on Tom Waits' 1975 album Nighthawks at the Diner and played talking drum on the song "Crown of Creation" by Jefferson Airplane.

Beginning in 2000, he taught at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

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