Thursday, March 01, 2007

Nick Marchione @ The Casbah

King & Queen Streets
Hamilton, ON

March 10/07

Mohawk College Music Faculty Members, through the support of the Steeltown Friends of Mohawk Music, have invited trumpet player Nick Marchione back to Hamilton after his highly successful Masterclass at Mohawk College last fall.

At a very young age, Nick has become one of New York City's top players and has performed with greats such as McCoy Tyner, Slide Hampton and Blood, Sweat & Tears. (See the biography below for more info).

Nick will be presenting a series of Masterclasses at Mohawk College in Hamilton, ON, on Wednesday and Thursday (March 7-8), culminating in a performance with Mohawk College music faculty members at The Casbah on Saturday, March 10. The band at the Casbah will feature:

Nick Marchione -­ Trumpet
Darcy Hepner (also of Blood, Sweat & Tears) - Saxophone
Geoff Young ­- Guitar
Pat Collins -­ Bass
Kevin Dempsey -­ Drums ("a world-class drummer", says Jack Pedler)

The Casbah
306 King St. West
Hamilton, Ontario

March 10/07

Sets @ 10:15 and 11:45

$10 at the door

Please forward this message to anyone you think may be interested.

Nicholas Marchione

At age 25, trumpet player Nick Marchione is an active freelancer in New York City, holding down some of the most coveted chairs in his profession, including lead trumpet in the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and ‘The Producers’ on Broadway.

Born into a musical family in Philadelphia, Nick started his trumpet studies at age eight with his father, Tony Marchione, a renowned teacher whose pupils included Randy Brecker and Lee Morgan.

He subsequently studied with Vince Penzarella at the Mannes College of Music before becoming a member of Blood, Sweat and Tears in 2001, a position he held until 2006.

Nick has played and recorded with such legends as Slide Hampton, McCoy Tyner, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Bob Brookmeyer, Natalie Cole and James Moody, to name a few.

He currently tours as a member of Ottawa's Paul Anka Band [well, I can forgive him for that association - haha - DD].

Most recently, Nick played lead alongside Snooky Young in the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at Washington D.C’s Kennedy Center and performed with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (VJO) at the Bermuda Jazz Festival.

The VJO's latest CD, Up from the Skies: Music of Jim McNeely, was nominated for two Grammys, and the band will be touring Europe and Scandinavia for three weeks this coming summer.

An avid educator, Nick Marchione has given masterclasses throughout the United States and Canada. This March, he will be a featured guest clinician for the Orquestra Jazz Matosinhos in Portugal during a week-long festival featuring the music of Thad Jones.

Nick is also frequently requested to play movie soundtracks and jingles. He can be heard playing lead trumpet in the movie soundtrack of ‘The Producers’, several commercials for Coke and Pepsi, and the upcoming Broadway production of ‘The Little Mermaid’.

Check out his website (under construction) at

You can also check out Darcy Hepner's website at

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