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Matthew F. Vacanti

Born: July 3, 1966    Primary Instrument: Bass

Matthew F. Vacanti

Matthew Vacanti received his education at SUNY Fredonia, Eastman School of Music, and SUNY Oswego. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education and a graduate degree in Education.

As a bassist, Mr. Vacanti is fluent in both classical and jazz and has had much experience in a wide variety of ensembles. In 1989 he traveled to Europe to perform with a jazz quartet called La Jambone. He has performed with the Erie Philharmonic, the Amherst Symphony and the Oswego Community Orchestra. At home, he has performed at the Syracuse Jazz Fest several times. Presently Matt composes and performs regularly in the Central New York area with his own contemporary jazz quartet called E.S.P. He also plays with the Tony Joseph Swingtet, and a big band called the Salt City Jazz Collective. Matt also runs a small independent record label called Spider Records where he records and produces SAMMY Award winning records by Frank Stagnitta, E.S.P, The Kevin Dorsey Group and others....
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As a Leader

E.S.P.
Spider Records
1999


E.S.P.-Well, We're Huge in Europe
Spider Records
2001


E.S.P.-Uptown Express
Spider Records
2004


E.S.P.-Time's Up!
Spider Records
2009

As A Side Musician

All the Best
Frank Stagnitta
Spider Records
2004
Groove Yard
Barry Fairbanks and Frank Stagnitta
Spider Records
2006
Swingtet
Anthony Joseph
Spider Records
2001

Taking a Chance on Love
Julie Falatico
Spider Records
2008

Stan Kenton Christmas Carols
Boston Brass

Spider Records Christmas Sampler
Various
Spider Records
2008

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Primary Instrument:
Bass

Location:
Baldwinsville, NY

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Matt has been an orchestra director at the Fulton N.Y. public school for twenty years, and earned the title of "Teacher of the Year" for his outstanding work with the kids in Fulton. He has also taught at the college level at Oswego State University as an adjunct professor and clinician.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Matt has served as a jazz clinician, bass clinician, and guest conductor at the high school and college level, in both orchestral and jazz studies. Schools include Auburn High School, West Genesee High School, Fulton, Oswego State College, Onondaga Jr. High All-County Orchestra.

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