The Teachers Jazz Ensemble

The Teachers Jazz Ensemble are all musicians who mainly consist of music teachers. The Teachers Jazz Ensemble perform jazz standards along with their own original compositions. Collectively, the members have been performing for 30 years or more professional.
Eugene Morriello: Acoustic and Electric Basses. Teacher of Instrumental music in the Belleville Public School System. Performed at the Asbury Park Jazz Festival, WBGO, Duke Ocean Grill, Shanghai Jazz Club. Thanks to my teachers and friends: Mr. Ron Naspo, Mr. Chris White, Ms. Linda McKnight, Mr. Gary Wilkins, Mr. George Benson.
Sandy Renda: Guitars Teaching guitar for 40 years and performed with various artists. Written Jazz guitar method book entitled: “Chord-Melody” Playing For The Guitarist Musician with Mr. Joe Cinderella. Leader of Sandy and The Wanderers.
Keith & Kevin Place: Keyboards “The Twins” are both teachers of the Passaic School System. Both won the award at the Apollo Theater Amateur Night. Performed with many various ensembles.
Gabe Nazziola: Drums Teacher of the Belleville Public Schools. Leader for successful cover band “Overboard”. Semi-finalist for the Louis Bellson drum competition.
Nick Denice: Tenor Sax Performed in many various ensembles.
Special Guest: Vinny Cutro: Trumpet Released many albums and performed with many various artists. See Website.