One of the most versatile contemporary saxophonists is undoubtedly Dino Govoni. Govoni learned from two tenor sax greats, Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone, and furthered his studies by attending the College of Music soon after. Govoni hit the road right away with a variety of musical outfits, playing and/or recording with such diverse artists as Grover Washington Jr., Randy Brecker, Terence Trent D'Arby, Robben Ford, Mel Tormé, the Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, Frankie Valli, and Englebert Humperdinck, among others. May of 2000 saw Govoni participating in Arista Records' star-studded 25th anniversary concert, playing with Aretha Franklin in New York City. A year later, Govoni issued his debut album, Breakin' Out, on the Whaling City Sound label. 

 

Guitarist/Composer/Educator, John Baboian, founded our Jazz series here at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. Best known for his work in the jazz & swing idioms, John has performed in the Classical, Blues, Rock, R&B, Latin and World music genres. His performances include concerts, clubs, recordings, radio and television throughout the United States and Canada, as well as performances and teaching clinics in Japan, Central & South Americas, Europe, South Africa, and the former Soviet Union including his ancestral home, Armenia.

 



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