Denis DiBlasio received his Master’s degree from the University of Miami. ‘Denny’ is the Executive Director of the Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz at Rowan University. He is a saxophonist, flautist, composer, arranger, Full Professor and Director of the Jazz Performance and Composition Programs at Rowan University.
An internationally acclaimed performer, clinician and educator for the Yamaha Music Corporation of America. Denny is a published author of five texts on jazz improvisation, recording artist for Encounter and RadScape Records with 12 CDs under his own name.
He is creator of various articles, is a YouTube presenter and composer of etude books for flute, clarinet and saxophone. Denny’s online program Composer’s Bootcamp is available through Northeastern Music Publications. His compositions, articles and arrangements are available through publishers Jamey Aebersold, Belwin, Hal Leonard, Kendor, Doug Beach, Roncorp, Vandoren, Kjos, Northeastern Music, Warner Brothers, Flute Talk and Saxophone Journal.
Keeping things simple, honest, and positive keeps his schedule extremely busy booking dates sometimes three years in advance. Relevance, attainability and fun make up the foundation of his friendly approach. Recordings, compositions and texts published by Kendor, Northeastern Music, Belwin, Hal Leonard, Doug Beach, Kjos, Houston, RonCorp, RAD Records, Dreambox Media are just a few of his associations.
“His inspirational connection with young musicians is what makes a DiBlasio clinic so special. It’s what some people have termed ‘Edutainment’. Why not?”