Mark Morganelli Executive Director, Jazz Forum Arts
Trumpeter/Flugelhornist Mark Morganelli began presenting concerts in his first Jazz Forum loft at 50 Cooper Square in June 1979. By the time the second Jazz Forum loft closed its doors in April 1983, recordings, videos, films and radio broadcasts had documented performances by Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Woody Shaw, Red Rodney, Carmen McRae, Barry Harris, Philly Joe Jones and Max Roach. After residencies at the Village Gate and Entermedia Theater, Thirty-one years ago, Morganelli established Jazz Forum Arts, a not-for-profit arts presenting organization, and in 1985 started the River-side Park Arts Festival, which concluded on its 13th anniversary in August 1997.
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Mark Morganelli - International Trumpet Guild Journal Interview by Nick Mondello
Trumpeter Mark Morganelli is the quintessential multi-dimensioned musician. He’s an
incredibly busy leader and Internationally-acclaimed performing artist, concert
producer and promoter, educator, entrepreneur and, if that’s not enough on his
plate, since 1985 he’s been a premier jazz advocate as founder and Executive
Director of one of the most robust jazz organizations around – Jazz Forum Arts
(jazzforumarts.org). Morganelli has recorded four CDs as leader and has performed
with legendary jazz artists such as Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, and Harry “Sweets”
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
Bachelor Music Education, Bucknell University 1977
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Jazz Improvisation