Joe Montelione and the Florida Tech Big Band
Saturday - March 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
About The Event
Joe Montelione and the Florida Tech Big Band will present a concert that celebrates the excitement, adrenaline, passion, and power of music that is truly American at Peabody Auditorium on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Admission to this concert is free, a ticket is not required for entry.
Under the direction of trumpeter Joe Montelione, the concert features music that has become the staple of big band jazz music—music such as In the Mood, String of Pearls, Stardust, Moonlight Serenade and many more big band swing era pieces from the 30s and 40s. The Florida Tech Big Band is a 16-piece jazz ensemble comprised of advanced select undergraduate and graduate students. The majority of students in the band major in fields such as Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Computer Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, etc.
Dr. Joseph Montelione is a national teaching artist providing masterclasses and performances throughout the United States. He has performed all over the world as a chamber musician and soloist, with recent solo engagements throughout China. He has been on the faculty of the University of Florida as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Trumpet and a member of the artist faculty for the National Trumpet Competition since 2007. As a commercial artist he has worked with Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant, The Little River Band and many others. He is the music director for "Bartley in Concert" a jazz concert experience featuring singer Adam Bartley (star of the television show Longmire). Montelione can be heard on major-motion picture soundtracks to the “Post Grad Survival Guide”, “Live Evil”, “Unearthed”, the documentary "U-Street Sounds", and the video game “Metropolis.” As an orchestral trumpeter, he has performed with the Florida Orchestra, Opera Tampa, Jacksonville Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Moscow State Radio Symphony, the Carnegie Hall performance of the United Nations Orchestra and many more.