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Escalera, Mario

Escalera, Mario

Mario Escalera
MA in Conducting and Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; BA in Liberal Arts, Excelsior College, SUNY; BA in Flute and Composition, Empire State College
Woodwinds, Composer

Profile:
Private studies with Kenny Dorham, Bobby Capers and Manny Albam. Performed with “Screamin’ ” Jay Hawkins, Al Hibbler, Jaki Byard, Ray Draper, Richard Williams, and Patato Valdez. Five recordings as composer/leader. Recipient of a CAPS composition fellowship, a Meet the Composers grant, and a Brooklyn Arts Council grant.


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