Dream #3 of 3 - Dig That Mozart! - "Mozart's Blue Dreams" - Jazz Rondo Alla Turca, K331
#3 in a series of 3 videos - "Dig That Mozart!"
From the CD "Mozart's Blue Dreams"
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The BurgstallerMartignon4 are Joe Burgstaller (trumpets), Hector Martignon (piano), Hans Glawischnig (bass) and John Ferrari (percussion). Formed in 2005, they creatively mix together jazz and classical music.
Trumpeter and crossover artist JOE BURGSTALLER has performed and taught in 48 states, 21 countries and hundreds of cities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, has performed and taught at over 70 universities, conservatories and colleges, made innumerable television and radio appearances, and has an extensive discography. He tours extensively as a soloist in recital and with orchestra and band, with the BurgstallerMartignon4, and as a teacher and clinician, traveling the world hundreds of days every year. Joe is a former member of Canadian Brass (7 1/2 years). Joe was also North Americas busiest trumpet recitalist at Columbia Artists Community Concerts, performing 60 solo concerts a year, and is also a former member of Meridian Arts Ensemble. He began the cornet at age six, by twelve was improvising jazz and soloing with area bands and at jazz clubs, and at fifteen was the youngest professional in the Virginia Opera Orchestra. Joe was awarded Arizona State University's Inaugural "Distinguished Alumnus Award" and the Inaugural "Outstanding Alumnus Award" from Eastern Music Festival. Mr. Burgstaller teaches at The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) and is in his second decade as a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Pianist HECTOR MARTIGNON is a multiple Grammy nominee (most recently in 2008 for his latest solo album Refugee) and has performed, recorded, composed, produced, and arranged music in a myriad of styles and genres for his own projects and for top musicians around the world. Hector has toured the world as a featured pianist with the bands of Tito Puente, Mario Bauzá, Steve Turre, Don Byron, Chico OFarrill, Paquito DRivera, Max Roach, and Ray Barretto. During his eight-year association with Barretto, Hectors contributions as pianist, arranger, and composer were fundamental in shaping the sound of the New World Spirit Sextet. He also collaborated as conductor, arranger, and co-composer in the production of many Broadway musicals including "Chronicle of a Death Foretold", Paul Simon's "The Capeman" (1998 Tony nominee for musical score) and "Selena Forever". His film and television credits include the Oscar-nominated film "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" by Ang Lee, and spots for HBO Latino and Coca-Cola. Born in Columbia, Hector studied classical piano and composition at the prestigious Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. www.hectormartignon.com
JOHN FERRARI enjoys a multi-faceted career as a versatile classical and hand percussionist, drummer, conductor and educator. Musically active in chamber, orchestral, pop, jazz, Broadway, dance, film and television, he has toured extensively as both a performer and a clinician in the U.S., Europe, the Americas, the Caribbean and Asia. John is a Naumburg Award Winner (as a founding member of New Millennium Ensemble), a member of Meridian Arts Ensemble, a frequent guest artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has performed and recorded with Bang On A Can All-Stars, Orion String Quartet, New Band and Solisti New York. John holds DMA and MM degrees from SUNY Stony Brook, and a BM from William Paterson University where he has been on the faculty since 2002. Dr. Ferrari is also a resident-artist at the Manhattan School of Music for a trail-blazing degree program in Contemporary Music Performance. www.myspace.com/johnferraripercussion
Bassist HANS GLAWISCHNIG tours and performs around the world with such jazz and latin-jazz luminaries Chick Corea, Ray Barretto, Phil Woods, Ravi Coltrane, James Moody and David Sanchez. Hans received two Grammy nominations as part of Sanchez Melaza Sextet, and has more than 50 album appearances to his credit, including solo releases Panorama (2008) and Common Ground (2003). Originally from Graz, Austria, Hans started playing violin at age six, then switched to bass in his early teens, studying jazz with his father, a renowned European jazz pianist. Hans attended Berklee School of Music (B.A. magna cum laude), and completed his Masters at the Manhattan School of Music. After playing with Bobby Watson and Maynard Ferguson, Hans joined Ray Barretto's sextet, which led to a long association with David Sanchez' acclaimed groups. Recently Chick Corea invited Hans to participate in the premiere of the pianists 2nd piano concerto, The Continents, and to tour with his Spirit of Mozart project. www.hansglawischnig.com