EDUCATION

Trained in all woodwind instruments: A and Bb clarinet; bass clarinet; soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; flute and alto flute; piccolo

 

Mannes College of Music, New York, NY:

1961-1966 Bachelor of Science in Music, Clarinet

 

Montclair University College of Music, Upper Montclair, NJ:

1973-1975, New Jersey Certification in Music Education 1975, grades K-12

 

Other Educational Activities: 

Studied with Charles Arlington from 1953-1966 (clarinet, saxophone, flute)

Studied with David Weiss in 1966 (oboe)

Studied with Claude Montux from 1966 to 1969 (flute)

Studied with Illona Pedersen 1970 (oboe)

Mannes College Orchestra and Woodwind Quintet

Flutist in Bayonne Baroque Ensemble

Clarinetist in the Bayonne Orchestra

Studied clarinet with Alexander Williams (Clarinetist for NBC Orchestra conducted by Toscanini)

Studied with Frank Foster from 1970-1971 (saxophone)

 

EXPERIENCE

Band Leader:

1969-present             Gerry Cappuccio Saxophone Quartet

1969-1971                   Gerry Cappuccio Big Band (17 pieces)

1974-1980                   Super Horns and Rhythm (5 saxes/flutes/clarinets/piano/bass guitar/drums)

 

Other Bands and Orchestras:

1966-1969                  United States Military Academy-West Point Band

1968 & 1973               Glenn Miller Orchestra directed Buddy De Franco

1970                              Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under Warren Covington

1970                              Buddy Morrow Orchestra

1970                              Onzy Matthews Big Band

1970                              Dean Pratt Big Band

1971                              Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra under Jim Miller

1971                              Sonny Igoe & Dick Meldonian Swing Big Band

1972                              Don Ellis Orchestra

1972                              Lionel Hampton Orchestra

1972 - 1973                Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under Warren Covington

1973                              Radio City Music Hall

1980                              North Jersey Philharmonic

1989-2009                  Alan Quinn Big Band

1997-2000                  Mickey Gravine Music Chief Big Band

2001-present            James L. Dean Orchestra                  

2001-present            One More Once Rhythm Orchestra directed by Rick Visone

2005-2013                  Fun Bunch Big Band

2005-present            Somers Dream Orchestra (www.bigbandnow.com)

2007-present            Big Band Swing Machine directed by Harry Glogower

2008                              Blue Stragglers

2009-present             Frank Basile 12tet

2008                               Infernos

2008                               One More Once Big Band

2009-present             Full Count Big Band

2012-present             Cornucopia Big Band

2013-present             Glenn Franke Big Band

2015                               Pat Longo big Band

 

Other Professional Experience:

 

  • Arranger for Lionel Hampton Orchestra 1972 –1973) New York City, N.Y. did 14 songs.

  • Recordings:

             a.“Dick Meldonian/Sonny Igoe and Their Big Swing Jazz Band The Jersey Concert” on Progressive Records, PRO7058, 1980

             b.“Dick Meldonian/Sonny Igoe and Their Big Swing Jazz Band Plays Gene Roland Music” on Progressive Music, PRO7062,                         1981

             c. “Transbluency”, on Uptown Records, UP27.25,1985, played baritone and tenor sax with Maria Muldaur

             d. “Till The End of Time” played tenor sax with Duprees

             e. "I'll Dream Of You" MCD7872, played flute with Monroe Quinn, 1996

             f. “At the Whiskey Café” played alto sax with James L. Dean Orchestra

             g. “ Live at Casey's” played tenor sax with Alan Quinn’s Orchestra,1989

             h. "Lonely City" played baritone sax with Freddie Redd,1989

             i. “You Belong to Me: The Duprees 50th Anniversary Album” played tenor sax, 2012

             j.  " Gerry Cappuccio & His Musical Friends" played flute, soprano, alto & tenor sax 2014

           

  • Live Performances: (various dates from1969-present)

  • Various Musicians:

             Gene Krupa; Benny Goodman; Teddy Wilson; Cat Anderson; Candido; Kenny Baron; Ronnie Cuber; Jerry Dodgion; Frank                          Wess; Ben Riley; Dexter Gordon; Illinois Jacquet; Philly Joe Jones; Clifford Jordon; Dizzy Gillespie; Carl Fontana; Johnny                          Coles; Arnett Cobb; Michael Moore; Ralph Moore; Rich Perry; Bobby Porcelli; Don Sickler; Lew Tabackin, Walt Weiskoff; Bill                  Crow; Jack Six; Kai Winding; Richard Williams; Burt Collins; Joe Shepley; Lawrence Feldman; Jerry Bruno; Leo Ball; Joe                            Ferrante; Arnie Lawrence; Dave Lalama; Ralph Lalama; Lou Marini; Dave Stryker; Richie Cole; Frank Dunlop; Virginia Mayhew

  • Various Entertainers:

             Buddy Greco; Manhattan Transfer; Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons; Frankie Avalon; Bobby Rydell; Fabian; Little Anthony              and the Imperials; Gladys Knight and the Pips; Lou Christie; Tony Bennett; Carmen McCrae; Joe Williams; The Temptations;                  Joe Piscopo; John Pizzarelli; Bucky Pizzarelli; Patty LuPonce; Tony Martin; Cyd Charrise; Ginger Rogers; Julie Budd; Marilyn                  Michaels; Cavrel Payne;  Four Tops.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  •       Music transcriptions (tenor sax solos) did editorial consultant work on The Artistry of John Coltrane and The Artistry of Joe         Henderson published by United Artist Music. 1978

  •       Editor of the Greatest Legal Fake Book of All Time published by Warner Bros Music

  • Arranger:

  •       100 books for woodwind and brass for Warner Bros. Music

          4 flute duet books for Big 3 Music: “Golden Flute, More Golden Flute, Sounds of Golden and Mellow Golden Flute.

          Barry Manilow flute duet book for Cherry Lane Publishers

          Magic Duets series published by Warner Bros Music for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet and trombone.

          Flute duet book published by Big 3 Music: Disney’s Easy Flute Duets

          4 saxophone quartets for Warner Bros. Music

             George Gershwin’s Prelude No. 2, American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue

             John Williams’ Cantina Band from Star Wars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

​Gerry Cappuccio