Arts Center concert May 3

The Medford Arts Center is proud to present the Denis DiBlasio/ Brian Betz Duo in concert on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Denis is an outstanding baritone sax and flute player.

He spent five years touring with Maynard Ferguson as musical director, performer, composer and arranger.

In addition to numerous recordings with Ferguson, he has nine recordings with his own group.

The latest album includes duets with Betz on guitar.

His numerous compositions, arrangements and textbooks are in demand by musicians and teachers throughout the world.
Denis, who has directed the jazz program at Rowan University for many years, is also the executive director of the Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz at Rowan.

Betz is a guitarist, composer, and educator, who resides in the Philadelphia Metro Area, performing throughout the U.S. with many different musical artists.

He has six CD releases available on the Dreambox Media label.

Brian holds two degrees from Rowan University (BM, MM) and is endorsed by GHS guitar strings.

He is a two-time winner of the Betty Carter International Jazz Competition (2004, 2007) and a runner up for the 2006 Henry Mancini Jazz competition.

He is currently on the faculty at Rowan University and Cumberland County College teaching private guitar, jazz ensemble, general music history, world music and jazz history.

Admission is $10 at the door.

The MAC is located at 18 N. Main St. in Medford.

For further information on the concert, contact Tony Femiano at (609) 654–1855 or send him an email at Jazzdoc733@aol.com.