What: One More Once Big Band and Northern Valley Old Tappan HS band, PM
When: Wednesday, April 4, sets start at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted
Where: 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ 07042
Northern Valley Old Tappan HS Jazz Band – led by Matt
The NVOT High School Jazz Band is directed by Matt Bilyk. The band rehearses once a week from November until May each year. They perform 4-5 times each year at school concerts, award ceremonies and special functions for the school and Golden Knights Music Parents Association. The Jazz band is an audition only group which is formed soon after the marching band season comes to an end in November. The NVOT Jazz Band is looking forward to this rare opportunity to share the stage with a professional group and share musical ideas!
One More Once Big Band – led by Joe Verderese & Tim Hayward
One More Once is a 19-piece big band consisting of some of North Jersey’s top musicians. The band was founded in 2008 consisting of local professionals from North Jersey and is based out of Clifton. Members of the band include music teachers, music department alumni from local universities such as Montclair State University, William Paterson University, and New Jersey City University, free-lance musicians and performers from many other walks of life.
In April 2008, this group was created in an effort to have a new group of fresh, young musicians who share a love of jazz and want to keep the great music of our past alive, while adding flavors of some more contemporary big band sounds.
Saxes: Timothy Hayward, Jeff Zelnik, Mike Mullan, Craig Yaremko, Shane Zwiebel Trombones: Joe Verderese, Matt Bilyk, Henry Heyser, Will Newrock // Trumpets: Dennis Truncellito, Bill Ash, Ryan Krewer, Jose Oliva // Piano : Aaron Kotler // Guitar : Joe La Belle // Bass : Jeff Little // Drums : Louis Imparato// Vocalist : Karen Verderese
Timothy Hayward was born and raised in Paris. He is a graduate of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris (Classical Saxophone) of the Université de Paris 8 (Musicologie) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (Jazz). He began playing professionally at the age of 18 in classical, contemporary and jazz music. He has created his own groups. These groups perform Timothy Hayward’s personal compositions. He is an active composer and arranger both in the classical and jazz domains. Timothy Hayward moved to NJ in 2010.
Joe Verderese is a trombonist who hails from Clifton, NJ. He holds degrees from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Manhattan School of Music. Joe is currently the Director of Instrumental Music at Cresskill NJ Middle/High School, where he teaches grades 6-12 and directs the Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Pit Orchestra and many other small ensembles, while maintaining a private studio and a busy freelance schedule.