Elliot Scozzaro Quintet

Thu. Jul 7, 2022 at 7:00pm EDT
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$5.00 - $10.00
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Elliot Scozzaro Quintet

ADMISSION: $10 per person reserved / $15 at the door

PATIO TABLE: $5 per person general admission / $10 at the door


Elliot Scozzaro / alto saxophone

Brendan Lanighan / trombone

George Caldwell / piano

Stephen Parisi / bass

John Bacon / drums

The Elliot Scozzaro Quintet will play a variety of original compositions, Great American Songbook standards, and arrangements of Bebop, Hard Bop, and Post-Bop tunes by artists such as Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, James Moody, and Donald Byrd. 


Elliot Scozzaro is an exciting saxophonist and educator from Buffalo, NY. Elliot gained recognition as 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 exceptional performance. In 2012, he was named lead alto saxophone in the Jazz Education Connection of Ohio Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble directed by former trombonist and arranger with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Vaughn Weister.Following his time in Columbus, Elliot earned a Master of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, where he was selected to play lead alto saxophone in the seven-time Grammy-nominated One O’ Clock Lab Band under the direction of Jay Saunders and Alan Baylock.

Elliot has performed with renowned musicians such as Dennis Mackrel, James Morrison, Danilo Perez, and Sean Jones. While at UNT, Elliot also served as a Teaching Fellow of Saxophone, directed multiple lab bands, and studied under Brad Leali.After spending several months in the great city of Chicago in 2017, Elliot was hired to play second alto saxophone in the World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Nick Hilscher. While a member of the GMO in 2018, Elliot toured the United States, Canada, and Japan, and performed in venues such as Kleinhans Music Hall, Yoshi’s Oakland, Severance Hall, the Cotton Club (Tokyo), and Bunkamura Orchard Hall. 

An active educator, Elliot is currently on faculty at SUNY Fredonia and Buffalo State College and maintains a private studio comprised of students from throughout Western New York. He also serves as the Program Coordinator for the Buffalo Jazz Collective, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and advancing the rich jazz heritage of Western New York.

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PAUSA art house 19 Wadsworth St
Buffalo, NY 14201
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