4 Seasons

Mike Tomaro
Release Date: 10/20/2023

This big band recording by Mike Tomaro features all original compositions including the “4 Seasons Suite” originally commissioned for and premiered at the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival. Tomaro has been the Director of Jazz Studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA since 1997. A saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, and educator, he wrote one of the definitive books on jazz arranging used by countless high school and college band directors. “Instrumental Jazz Arranging – A Comprehensive and Practical Guide” is published by Hal Leonard.

With 4 Seasons, Tomaro branches out from the music he writes for academia and focuses on music inspired by events in his life. Having been a member of the Army Blues, the Bob Mintzer Big Band, and co-director of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Mike is at home in the big band setting and brings a contemporary vision and sound to this big band of friends and colleagues.