Thursday, May 09, 2013

Paul Taylor, Denny Jiosa presenting free workshops at Mozingo Music

Mozingo Music is presenting two workshops next month that may be of interest to local jazz musicians and fans.

Saxophonist Paul Taylor will be at Mozingo's O'Fallon store, 4689 Highway K, to present a workshop, performance, and "meet and greet" at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 14. Taylor, an endorser for Cannonball Saxophones, has released eight albums as a leader and collaborated with jazz and R&B acts including the Rippingtons, LaToya London, Regina Belle and Terry Dexter. He'll be in town to perform the next night, Saturday, June 15, at the Chesterfield Amphitheater.

Next up, Nashville-based guitarist and engineer Denny Jiosa will present a program focusing on guitar effects at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 24 at Mozingo's O'Fallon store. Jiosa (pictured) has a released a half-dozen albums as a bandleader, and also has been nominated four times for Grammy Awards as a recording engineer. An endorser of TC Electronics, he'll be demonstrating how he uses the company's line of pedals and guitar effects. TC Electronics reps will be on hand, and the store will offer special pricing on products from the company.

Both events are free and open to the public.

(Edited after posting to correct the day of the Paul Taylor event.)

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