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Steve Kurilla

Ron Oswanski
June 30, 2023
Steve Rudolph
June 30, 2023
Steve Rudolph
June 30, 2023
Ron Oswanski
June 30, 2023
Steve Kurilla – percussionist, ensemble director, drum set, mallets.
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For over 20 years, Steve has been playing drum set and percussion in regional concert halls, jazz clubs, casinos and universities. He currently performs with Wade Preston – Pianist and Broadway star of Billy Joel’s musical, Movin’ Out, Marko Marcinko – Director of Jazz Studies at Penn State University, Dave Jumper – Dave Jumper and the Voodoo Barbeque Brass Band – recent headlining jazz act at the Scranton Jazz Festival and many other regional artists. In years past he has performed with the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic, The Irish Tenors and Allentown Philharmonic. In the jazz and rock world, he’s played in groups that have opened for musical legends such as Steely Dan, War, The Moody Blues, Rebe Jackson, and the Temptations.

Steve is involved in many regional summer music camps and clinics including: Marywood University Summer Jazz Camp: Drum set and music theory instructor, Drum Set Extravaganza in Tunkhannock PA: featured clinician, Keystone College Summer Jazz Camp: drum set instructor, Mapex Drum Clinic: presented by Magdon Music: Opening performer and Yamaha Sound of Summer Percussion Workshop: East Stroudsburg University Mallet Keyboard instructor.

Having graduated from Marywood University, where he studied Music Education and classical percussion, Steve is currently an Adjunct Professor at Marywood University where he teaches jazz percussion, and a classroom music teacher at Howard Gardner Charter School located in Scranton, PA.