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Performance  |  Elliot Scozzaro Quintet featuring Brendan Lanighan

Friday, March 8, 2019, 5:30–7:30 pm

Elliot Scozzaro Quintet featuring Brendan Lanighan

Elliot Scozzaro - alto saxophone
Brendan Lanighan - trombone
George Caldwell - piano
Joseph Goehle - bass
John Bacon - drums


Elliot Scozzaro is a saxophonist and educator from Buffalo, NY. As a
student, Elliot was a member of the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra and
received an Outstanding Soloist Award at the Charles Mingus High
School Competition and Festival in 2010. He went on to earn a Bachelor
of Music at Capital University in Columbus, OH, where he studied with
Dr. Michael Cox. At Capital, Elliot won the Kenneth R. Keller and
Nicholas J. Perrini awards for outstanding performance. In 2012, he
was named lead alto saxophone in the Jazz Education Connection of Ohio
Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble, directed by Vaughn Wiester.

Following his time in Columbus, Elliot received a Master of Music in
Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, where he played lead
alto saxophone in the seven time Grammy-nominated One O’ Clock Lab
Band. As a member of the One O’ Clock, Elliot headlined the
Generations in Jazz Festival in Mount Gambier, Australia, was featured
as a soloist on Lab 2016, and performed with Dennis Mackrel, James
Morrison, Danilo Perez, and Sean Jones. While at UNT, Elliot also
served as a Teaching Fellow of Saxophone, directed the Five O’ Clock
Lab Band, and studied under Brad Leali.

In 2016, Elliot was named a semi-finalist in the North American
Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition. Additionally, he has played at
the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Lewiston Jazz
Festival, and the Columbus Jazz and Ribs Festival, and has performed
at clubs and venues spanning from New York City to Dallas, TX.

Throughout 2018, Elliot played second alto saxophone in the renowned
Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Nick Hilscher. While a member of
the GMO, Elliot toured the United States, Canada and Japan, and
performed in venues such as Yoshi’s Oakland, Severance Hall, the
Cotton Club (Tokyo), and Bunkamura Orchard Hall.

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