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Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts - Julius Tolentino: Workshop on 5 Steps to Learning a Tune!
Join our Director of Jazz at NJYS, Julius Tolentino, and hear about the 5 most effective ways of learning a tune!

Friday Webinars at Wharton Arts is a series dedicated to making authentic connections between art and life through the sharing of stories, expertise, and creations by guest artists of varied disciplines. The series is curated and hosted by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Helen H. Cha-Pyo.

Oct 23, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Julius Tolentino
Director of Jazz Orchestra at NJYS @New Jersey Youth Symphony
Saxophonist and educator Julius Tolentino has been in the New York jazz scene for over 20 years. He has played with numerous small groups and big bands including Louis Haye’s Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band and Quartet, Eric Reed’s Sextet, Jeremy Pelt’s Quintet, Natalie Cole, Wycliffe Gordon, Connie Francis, Gloria Gaynor, the Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Christian McBride Big Band, Cecile Mclorin, Michael Feinstein, Dianne Reeves, Jimmy Heath, the Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Mr. Tolentino has played in the top jazz venues and festivals in the US, which includes Avery Fisher Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, Tanglewood, the Village Vanguard, Birdland, Blue Note, the Jazz Standard and Dizzy’s Coca Cola. As a leader his debut cd “Just the Beginning” on the Sharp Nine label peaked at #8 on the jazz charts in 2006.More recently he has been awarded the Jazz Achievement Award in 2018, by the NJ Association for Jazz Education, NJAJE.