AlexanderMarino
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Alexander Marino is a local saxophonist and educator in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA area, who is immersed in many parts of music and the local music scene. He has played with many local jazz musicians in the area, and has also had experience playing with pop groups, such as well known Scranton/Wilkes-Barre band "AM Radio" and emerging NYC and Wilkes-Barre based DJ and Producer, "Kenton", making diversity and musical versatility one of his most primary attributes. Alex currently performs with his own jazz group, ranging from a duo (co-led) to quintet size. He also plays with two part-time groups: One being Featherstone (led by Scranton and San Francisco based singer/songwriter Daimen Seid), and Wood Warps (both Chris Wood, a Scranton and Pittsburgh composer, keyboardist, pianist and drum machine musician, and Alex share roles). Alex has performed across many venues locally with different bands, including The The Waldorf Club, The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, PNC Field, The Tomato Bar, and Beech Mountain Lakes. This August, Alex will be joining The Scranton Music Academy as a saxophone and clarinet instructor. Alex has received nominations for the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre based 2015 and 2016 Steamtown Music Awards' Jazz/Swing Act of The Year. Alex has accumulated Jazz Studies and Music Education credits from Temple University.

Screen name:
AlexanderMarino
Member since:
Oct 26 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

God, the classic jazz artists (Davis, Bird, Coltrane), the modern cats (Potter, Warfield, Oatts), and other music (Unspoken, Jordan Feliz, 7eventh Time Down in the Contemporary Christian), as well as other good artists (Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper Experiment (Black Radio 1 and 2, not as much the new albums), and pretty much anything that's a musical asset. (Donuts).

Instrument experience:

Clarinet:
Expert
Saxophone:
Expert
Flute:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Other:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Saxophones, clarinet, and flutes, models aren't important (unless you're a very specific person). But I do play Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Accent, and Selmer horns. (My new piccolo is an Armstrong).