Show TimesTimezone: EDT [UTC-4]
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
About the Show
Adjunct Music Faculty at A-B Tech and Warren Wilson College
Winner of the PAS/Yamaha Terry Gibbs Scholarship
For booking, call (828)273-8254 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jason DeCristofaro is an active multi-instrumentalist, music educator and composer based in Asheville, NC. He is adjunct music faculty at Warren Wilson College (where he teaches applied percussion, applied piano and directs the Jazz ensemble) and A-B Tech (where he teaches music theory, music appreciation, Jazz history, and is the pianist for the choir). A published composer with C. Alan Publications, HaMaR Publications, Per-Mus Publications, and Tapspace Publications, Jason’s compositions have been performed in China, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sweden, Switzerland and throughout the United States. Jason has presented at Harvard University for the International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), Virginia Tech for the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (CHEP), and Black Mountain College Museum (Centennial Celebration of John Cage). The winner of the 2011 Yamaha/Percussive Arts Society Terry Gibbs Competition, an international scholarship competition for jazz vibraphonists, Jason has performed as a guest artist at numerous jazz festivals and given clinics on Jazz improvisation and performance at several universities throughout the Southeast. Jason holds a Master of Music in Performance (UNC-School of the Arts), Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences (UNC-Asheville), and is currently working towards his Doctorate in Music Education (Boston University, ABD). He hosts Jazz Night at Southern Appalachian Brewery every Wednesday in Hendersonville, NC, the weekly Monday Jazz Night at One World Brewing West in Asheville, NC, and the monthly Jazz Vocal Series at Post 70 in Asheville, NC.