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Justin DiCioccio

Justin DiCioccio is internationally recognized as one of the foremost jazz educators. His keen insights into teaching coupled with his inventive approach have earned him the sobriquet ‘The Musician’s Teacher.’ Justin also directs international jazz programs, in partnership with the Manhattan School of Music. He has served as Program Director and Clinician for Carnegie Hall Jazz Education and acts as a consultant to Jazz at Lincoln Center and to Wynton Marsalis. He has designed, developed, and directed the award-winning LaGuardia High School of the Arts jazz program, the first fully accredited secondary jazz program in the United States. A former member of the Rochester Philharmonic, Justin has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Chuck Mangione, Phil Woods, Stan Getz, Red Rodney and Clark Terry. He was a member of the Marine Band ‘The President’s Own,’ for five years, in which he served as the official White House drummer. In January 2001, he was inducted into the Jazz Education Hall of Fame. The following year, he was named Assistant Dean/Chair, Jazz Arts Program of Manhattan School of Music; in 2011 he was named Associate Dean.

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