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SJF Big Band

Young Lion
June 2, 2023
Electric City Steel Drum Project
June 29, 2023
Electric City Steel Drum Project
June 29, 2023
Young Lion
June 2, 2023
Scranton Jazz Festival 16-piece Big Band
Guest Saxophonist -Joe Lovano
Trumpets – Chris Rogers, Eddie Severn, Nate Birkey, Bob Stoyko
Trombones – Bill Smith, Reggie Watkins, Jeff Stockham, Mark Lusk
Saxes – Nelson Hill, Kate Anderson, Tom Hamilton, Rick Matt, Jim Buckley
Piano – Steve Rudolph
Bass- Paul Rostock
Percussion/Congas – Bob Velez
Drums/ Director- Marko Marcinko

The Emmy nominated, award winning Scranton Jazz Festival 16-piece Big Band, is comprised of world class jazz musicians that live in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe Counties and surrounding areas. Under the direction of drummer/arranger Marko Marcinko, this large jazz ensemble performs classic big band arrangements as well as modern selections that play a monumental role in jazz history.

In 2022 the SJF Big Band received a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for its TV production of the Swinging Jazz Nutcracker Suite. This production also received a 2022 Emmy Award nomination. Over the years the SJFBB has performed with jazz greats: Phil Woods, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, John Pizzarelli, Ilona Knopfler, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman to name a few.

This all-star jazz ensemble will close the annual Scranton Jazz Festival with an exciting brassy swinging sound that will bring you back to the days when Big Bands were king.

“…the atmosphere of the entire weekend is “incredible.” He described it as “people walking throughout downtown Scranton visiting over 20 venues hosting jazz, blues and world beat music…” -Scranton Jazz Fest founder and musician Marko Marcinko