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NewYorkJazzWorkshop@BogagiziUniversity

Ourfacultyandstaffwascarefullyselectedbasedontheirprofessionalism,theirhighlevelofartistry,
andtheirabilitytoconnectwithstudentsonapersonallevel.

ImprovisationWorkshop:MARCMOMMAAS,saxophoneandcomposition
RhythmWorkshop:TONYMORENO,drumsandpercussion
GuitarWorkshop:KENNYWESSEL,guitar
VocalWorkshop:FAYVICTOR,vocal
Floating*NIKOLAJHESS,piano
Floating*ANDREAVENEZIANI,bass
EventCoordinator:MarcoChelo

*Floating:Mr.HessandMr.Venezianiwillmovefromoneworkshoptothenexttosupportstudentsby
addingstrengthandexpertiseintherhythmsection.Mr.Hessispartofourfaculty,butheisalsoa
professorattheCopenhagenConservatoryandpartoftheexchangefacultyoftheNewSchoolinNYC.
Mr.Venezianiteachestwoofourregularworkshopsallyeararound,theModernJazzWorkshopandthe
BebopWorkshop.
Theroleoftheeventcoordinator/projectmanagerwillbetoensureamoreprofessionalandcohesive
experience.Thecoordinatorsdutieswillinclude:Interfacingbetweenteachersandtheuniversity,
makingsurethatallworkshopsaresetupcorrectly,takingstudentattendance,andorganizingall
technicalandadministrativeaspectsoftheprogram.
Thisfacultyispreparedtoperformaconcertinordertopromotetheworkshop,eitheratajazzclubof
yourpreference,orattheuniversity.Thefacultybandiscomprisedofacompleterhythmsectionplusas
afrontlinevocalsandtenorsaxophone.

Biographies:
MARCMOMMAASSaxophonist,Composer
ImprovisationWorkshop
MarcMommaascomesfromanartisticbackground.Hismotherisanoperasinger/pianistandhisfather
awellknownpainterintheDutchartscene.DuringMarcsstudyinAmsterdam,hecombinedhis
musicaldevelopmentwithauniversityeducation(MastersinComm.Science/Business).Afterbeing
awardedwithtwoDutchgrants(StichtingPodiumKunsten,PrinsBernardFondsAnjerFondsen)in1997,

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hemovedtoNewYorkCitywherehereceivedafullscholarshiptoattendtheManhattanSchoolof
MusicwherehepursuedhisMastersinJazzPerformance.
In1999,Marcmadehisrecordingdebut,GlobalMotionTrio,withNikolajHess(piano)andJohnHebert
(bass).In2001theacclaimeddrummerTonyMorenojoinedthegroupwhichnowhasbecomeGlobal
Motion.AfteranextensivetourinEuropeincludingafivedaystintatthePompoeninAmsterdam,the
bandreturnedtoNewYorkCityandrecordedGlobalMotion,releasedbySunnysideRecordsin2003.
ThisreleaseearnedcriticalpraiseinDownbeat,Jazztimes,Jazzimprov,AllAboutJazzandnumerous
onlineplatforms.ThisrecordwasfollowedbyBalance(2006),alonganticipatedduorecordingwith
pianistandlongtimefriendNikolajHess.
In2005MarchadbegunaguitarprojecttitledLandmarctogetherwithTonyMoreno,NateRadley,Vic
JurisandRezAbbasi,whichwasreleasedinMarch2010bySunnysideRecords.Mommaasisthe
cofounderoftheNewYorkJazzWorkshopwhereheteachesimprovisationandmixedmeter.Marcalso
teachesjazzsaxophoneattheNewSchoolUniversityinNewYorkCity.
TonyMorenoDrummercomposer
RhythmWorkshop
NewYorkbaseddrummerTonyMorenoissimplyoneofthemostsoughtaftermusiciansofhis
profession.HetoursallaroundtheworldandhasplayedwithartistsincludingBarryHarrisTrio;Gene
Shimosato(w/MattGarrisonandRaviColtrane);DavePhillipsandFreedance;SalNestico;MalWaldron
Trio;FredFavarel(w/RichieBeirachandJeanJaquesAvanel);TheLoungeLizards;JurgenFriedrichTrio;
EuropeanJazzOrchestra(ParmaFrontiereJazz);andMarcMommaasandGlobalMotion.Moreno
teachesatNewYorkUniversityJazzProgram,ColumbiaUniversity,andattheCityCollegeofNewYork.
HehasalsoleadmanyclinicsinFrance,Canada,Spain,Germany,DenmarkandtheUS.
KENNYWESSELGuitarist,Composer
GuitarWorkshop
KennyWessel,aversatile,sensitiveandsoulfulguitaristandcomposer,hasperformedin27countries.
HetouredwithrevolutionaryjazzartistOrnetteColemanforover12yearsasamemberofPrimeTime,
Ornettesgroundbreakingensemble.KennycanbeheardonColemansCD,ToneDialing,performing
OrnettesSkiesofAmerica;WesselhasappearedwithKurtMasurandtheNewYorkPhilharmonicand
LondonsPhilharmoniaOrchestra.Avitalandpersonalvoiceonthejazzguitar,hehasalsoworkedwith
DonaldFagen,DavidLeibman,JohnAbercrombie,KarlBerger,DebbieHarry,GloriaLynne,Adam
Rudolphandothersfromthejazz,popandworldmusicspectrum.
Kenhasastronginterestinworldmusic,particularlywithNorthIndianmusic,andhehasperformed
withDebashishBhattacharya,KaraikudiMani,V.M.Bhatt,SamirChatterjee,SteveGornandothers.
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WesselcoleadsatriowithjazztablamasterBadalRoy,theirCD,Daybreak,wasincludedinJAZZIZ
magazinesTop10CriticsPicks.KenandBadaltouredIndiaandtheU.S.withtheircomposition,
Testimony,whichwascommissionedbytheBatteryDanceCompany.AsaU.S.JazzAmbassador,Ken
hastouredSouthAsiaandSouthAmerica,visitingIndia,Thailand,SriLanka,BangladeshandVenezuela
in200203.

Adedicatedjazzeducator,WesselcurrentlyteachesattheNewYorkJazzWorkshop,LIU,CCNY,andthe
MusicConservatoryofWestchester.Healsogivesclinicsandworkshopsaroundtheworldandhas
taughtatuniversitiesandfestivals,including:OsloMusicAcademy,ICSMSFestival(Istanbul,Turkey),
MahaidolUniversity(Bangkok),YaleUniversity,ManhattanSchoolofMusic,andmanyothers.
FAYVICTORVocalist,educator
VocalWorkshop
Incommand,infectious,energeticandstrong:FayVictorhypnotizesaudiences,whethershesingsa
blues,sculptsafreepiece,reinventsaHerbieNicholstunethroughherownlyrics,oreffortlesslyscats
overtheharmoniesofajazzstandard.FayVictorEnsembleslastrelease,TheFreeSongSuite,was
chosenasTheJazzSessionsJasonCranesTOPPickfor2009,4thPlaceintheVillageVoiceJazzCritics
PollandaspotonthebestoflistsinAllAboutJazzNewYorkfor2009BestVocalReleases.Moreover,
Victorslatestrelease,Bare,astrippeddownnakedapproachtothebluesandbluesbasedmusicwith
guitaristAndersNilsson(ortheExPosedBluesDuo)hasgarneredfreshapplauseforherinterpretations
ofsomeknownandnotsoknowntunes.
Victorhasappearedatvenues/festivalsincludingtheBAMCafeLive,TheStone,Roulette/LocationOne,
TheBimhuis(Amsterdam,TheNetherlands),Poklad(Gdynia,Poland),GalapagosArtSpace,Barbes,
CBGBs,TheVisionFestivalSeries,MusikTrienniale,FireHouse12,CorneliaStreetCaf,IssueProject
Room,Tonic,55Bar,TheHOWLFestival,TheVisionFestivalandtheRivertoRiverFestival.Outsidethe
USA,Victorsinternationalappearancesareextensive,havingperformedintheNetherlands,Spain,
Belgium,Germany,France,Sweden,Austria,Andorra,Mexico,India,Poland,Russia&Japan.Shehas
collaboratedwithmusicianssuchMishaMengelberg,LawrenceButchMorris,GaryLucas,Anthony
Braxton,WilliamParker,HanBennink,SteveColeman,RoswellRudd,TimDaisy,FredLonbergHolm,
VijayIyer,reedistMichaelMoore,DuckBaker,ConnieCrothers,TyshawnSorey,MatanaRoberts,Tomas
Ulrich,DomMinasi,AndrewBemkey,JohnHebert,DeanBowman,WolterWierbos,AntonGoudsmit,
MichaelVatcher,CurtisClark,theICPOrkest,OtherDimensionsinMusic,theVinceGiordinoandDuke
EllingtonOrchestras.TheNewYorkJazzWorkshopisproudtohaveheronitsstaff.
NIKOLAJHESSFloatingallworkshops
DanishpianistNikolajHessisamultitalentedartistwhohastouredworldwide.Hisnumerous
recordingsasaleader,coleaderandsidemanincludesNikolajHessGlobalMotion,nominatedasalbum
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oftheyearatDMA2010,SpacelabTheChampandalsotheNikolajHessTrioPlayin(MusicMecca),
Hess/Lund/Waidtlew/McBrideBack&Forth,GlobalMotion(SunnysideRecords),UllaHenningsen
TheManILove(Sony),GlobalMotionTrio(Calibre),Hessismore,CoralwithGregoryHutchinson,
ChrisCheek&JensSkou,AWordwithSisselVeraPettersennominatedasbestjazzvocalalbumDMA
2010,research&developmentprojectSpoiledChild,HessismoreLiveAtWoodWood.

HesshasalsoworkedwitheveryonefromLeeKonitz,BennyGolson,andDavidLiebmantoFelaKuti,
FemiKuti,andJeanLucPonty.HewasthemusicdirectorforAmericantheaterguruRobertWilsons
TheWhiteTownandhascreatedmusicforandplayedinLarsVonTriersmultipleawardwinning
movie,Melancholia.Inaddition,hehasactedasmusicdirectorfortheReumertnominated
Music/DanceshowLoveSongsbyTimRushton,CarolineHenderson&NikolajHess,andwasthemusic
directorandcocomposerforstreGasvrksshowJazz,LoveandHenderson.
WhileHessisanassociateprofessoratTheRhythmicConservatoryinCopenhagen,healsospendstime
inNewYork,wherehehasplaysatSweetBasil,SweetRhythm,Smoke,JoesPub,ZincBar,55Bar,The
BlueNote,TheKitanoLounge,TheCuttingRoom,CorneliaStreetCafe,BoweryPoetryClub,Cnote,
Augies,ShowmansJazzclub,NUBLUandMuseumofNationalHistory.HessteachesfortheNewYork
JazzWorkshop.
ANDREAVENEZIANIFloatingallworkshops
SincearrivinginNewYorkCityinthesummerof2009onascholarshipfromtheFulbrightCommission
forEducationalandCulturalExchangebetweenItalyandtheUnitedStates,AndreaVenezianihasbeen
turningheadswithhiscommandofthedoublebass.In2011,AndreagraduatedfromNewYork
UniversitysSteinhardtDepartmentofMusicandPerformingArtsProfessionswithaMastersofMusic
DegreeinPerformancewithaConcentrationinJazz.Inadditiontowowingaudiencesatsuchclubsas
theBlueNoteJazzClub,CorneliaStreetCaf,TheJazzGallery,Shrine,BarNextDoor,TheKitano,Local
269,CaffVivaldi,FatCat,CleopatrasNeedle,SmokeJazz&SupperClub,SmallsJazzClub,and55Bar,
healsoperformedinvariousjazzfestivalsintheU.S.andabroadsuchasJazzatthePlaza2011,Trinity
ChurchSummerSoundsConcertsSeries2010,CostaRicaPromisingArtistsofthe21stCentury2010,
TeanoJazzFestival2008,NovaraJazzFestival2008,FestivaldelSassofono2008,,XVIIStagione
ConcertisticaConservatoriodiMusicaFrancescoCilea2007,JazzallaFioreria2007,BargaJazzFestival
2007,TerniinJazz2007,CiampinoJazzFestival2006,EstateFondana2005,Musicaestate2005,Musica
aPalazzo2005,R.A.R.A.2005,VillaCelimontanaJazz&ImageFestival2004,AlatriJazzFestival2004.
Andreaisanactivecomposerandarrangerinmanydifferentsettings,fromjazztotheaterandfilm
music.In2007,hewontheGreenBoxPrizeinBiellawithhiscollaborativearrangementofPagliacciby
RuggeroLeoncavallowithSimonaFerrucci.InNovember2006,heworkedonthemoviePiano,Solo,
directedbyRiccardoMilani,dedicatedtothelifeofthepianistLucaFlores.

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AndreasdebutCDOltreoceano,withatriothatincludespianistKennyWerneranddrummerRoss
Pederson,hasbeenreceivinginternationalacclaim.HescurrentlymemberofthefacultyatNewYork
JazzWorkshop.

MarcoCheloEventCoordinator
BornInMilanandraisedinRome,MarcomovedtoNewYorkin1995.Marcoisasaxophonist,and
entrepreneur,hiseclecticbackgroundincludesextensivetraveltomanycountriesinAsia,Africa,
Europe,TheCaribbeanandSouthAmerica.
AsamusicianandmusicloverMarcoChelohasstudiedwith,played,andcollaboratedinvarious
projectswithinternationalMusicianssuchasFelaKuti,MarcMommaaas,MikeLongo,CliffordJordan,
JoeSolomon,MakaneKouyateandmanyothers.In2009MarcMommaasandMarcoChelofoundedthe
NewYorkJazzWorkshop,anorganizationdedicatedtopromotingaffordablejazzeducationinNewYork
City.Marcorunsthemarketingandthedaytodayadministrationoftheschool.

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