The Manhattan School of Music

MSM's Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra led by Bobby Sanabria.

The Manhattan School of Music is in the heart of New York City, still the jazz capital of the world. And the Manhattan School draws on perhaps the largest number of the best-qualified musicians in jazz to teach classes at the school.

A partial listing of the faculty includes: trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, arranger Mike Abene, bassist Jay Anderson, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonists Donnie McCaslin, Steve Wilson and Joe Temperley, vibist Joe Locke, pianist/composer/arranger Jim McNeely, and percussionist Bobby Sanabria. The department is headed by Justin DiCioccio.

MSM's sax section performs at Dizzy's.

The trumpets having fun at Dizzy's.

Not only do you get a fully-rounded offering of educational programs at MSM, there’s the opportunity to play with any number of student


bands in important venues around the city, such as Lincoln Center and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.




If you would like to learn more about The Manhattan School of Music’s programs and opportunities, contact: Justin DiCioccio at (212) 749-4517 or, on the internet, visit

To hear the musicianship at the Manhattan School, listen to Cyber Jazz Today Programs 2, 20.

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