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Elliot Scozzaro + Jared Tinkham at 1st Saturday Jazz Brunch at Hollow Bistro
Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
See two of the finest rising stars in the region’s jazz community, Elliot Scozzaro on alto sax and Jared Tinkham on guitar. Enjoy an award-winning brunch menu from the Hollow Bistro and Brew. Call 716-759-7351 for reservations.
Elliot Scozzaro is a saxophonist and educator from Buffalo, NY. As a student, Elliot was a member of the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra and received an Outstanding Soloist Award at the Charles Mingus High School Competition and Festival in 2010. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Music at Capital University in Columbus, OH, where he studied with Dr. Michael Cox. At Capital, Elliot won the Kenneth R. Keller and Nicholas J. Perrini awards for outstanding performance. In 2012, he was named lead alto saxophone in the Jazz Education Connection of Ohio Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble, directed by Vaughn Wiester.
Following his time in Columbus, Elliot received a Master of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, where he played lead alto saxophone in the seven-time Grammy-nominated One O’ Clock Lab Band. As a member of the One O’ Clock, Elliot headlined the Generations in Jazz Festival in Mount Gambier, Australia, was featured as a soloist on Lab 2016 and performed with Dennis Mackrel, James Morrison, Danilo Perez, and Sean Jones. While at UNT, Elliot also served as a Teaching Fellow of Saxophone, directed the Five O’ Clock Lab Band, and studied under Brad Leali.
In 2016, Elliot was named a semi-finalist in the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition. Additionally, he has played at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Lewiston Jazz Festival, and the Columbus Jazz and Ribs Festival, and has performed at clubs and venues spanning from New York City to Dallas, TX.
Throughout 2018, Elliot played second alto saxophone in the renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra, directed by Nick Hilscher. While a member of the GMO, Elliot toured the United States, Canada, and Japan, and performed in venues such as Yoshi’s Oakland, Severance Hall, the Cotton Club (Tokyo), and Bunkamura Orchard Hall.
Jared Tinkham is an upcoming Jazz/Classical/Rock Guitarist in the WNY area. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Jared moved to Buffalo in 2012 to pursue a Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree at SUNY Buffalo State College, after having finished his Associate’s degree in Music Performance from Monroe Community College in Rochester. Upon graduating in 2015, he was hired as the new Guitar/Music teacher at Buffalo’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, replacing the recently retired local guitar legend, Rick Strauss. Jared has been playing the guitar for more than 10 years and has studied with some of WNY’s greatest pedagogues, including Bob Sneider, Steve Greene, Craig Snyder, Anton Machleder, Evan Drummond, Mark Filsinger and more. Jared’s spectrum of influences spans from a wide range of guitarists, saxophonists, and pianists, including Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, George Benson, Adam Rogers, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, and several others. Jared is a die-hard fan of the Post-bop and Hard-bop genres of Jazz, and has performed and sat in with several of Buffalo’s masterful Jazz musicians, including Tim Clarke, Mark Filsinger, Kelly Bucheger, Russ Algera, George Caudwell, Bobby Jones, Greg Piontek, Danny Ziemann, Bobby Millitello, Greg Millar, Matt Michaud, Michael McNeill and more. Jared has performed in several jazz festivals in WNY including the Lewiston Jazz Festival, Queen City Jazz Festival, Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and the Nietzsche’s Jazz Festival. He recently received the 2015 Jazz Guitar award from the local magazine “Jazz Buffalo,” and also received his Master’s degree in Music Education in 2017. Jared currently resides in Buffalo, NY, where he gigs frequently and maintains a private guitar studio.”