August 21 Sunday Jazz Matinee: Mark DeCozio (subbing for) Danny Long Trio

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Admission: $15 General, $12 Seniors (60+), $10  JiA Members, $5 Students w/ ID, JiA Lifetime members & youth under age 12 admitted FREE

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Mark DeCozio-piano/vocals, Bob Lashier-bass, Dom Moio-drums

NOTE: Danny is not feeling well and has decided to stay home and rest. Mark DeCozio has graciously agreed to take over the singing and piano playing duties, so the show will go on!

From Danny: “Friends.. I’ve been dealing with some health issues the past couple of weeks. I’m doing fine, but unfortunately I won’t be able to play at The Nash tomorrow. I’ll be back to myself in no time and we will reschedule.”

Mark DeCozio was born into a musical family in Hartford, Connecticut. His mother Mary was a classically trained pianist and his father Mike an operatic tenor. His first instrument was drums, which he started playing at age 8. After moving to Pennsylvania at 12, the guitar caught his attention, to which he later added piano. After high school he was introduced to the Dennis Sandole school of jazz, and studied with guitarist Joe Federico and saxophonist Larry McKenna. He studied formally at the prestigious Hartt School of Music, under the tutelage of Jackie Byard and Jackie McLean. Mark has performed extensively on the East Coast, from the Americana Hotel in Miami Beach to the Copa Cabana in New York City. He played in legendary guitarist Pat Martino’s band from ’84-’85. He has composed music for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival as well as numerous commercials.
Since moving to the Phoenix area in 2000, He has performed at most major resorts, including the Phoenician, The Hyatt Gainey Ranch and The Royal Palms and restaurants such as Lon’s, the Estate House and El Chorro Lounge. He has performed with Sirroco, Cinco De Moio as well as his own ensembles. In 2011 Mark opened Brick Road Studio in the Scottsdale Airpark with engineer Scott Leader. He lives in Scottsdale with his wife Kristen, son Tony and two swinging canines, Miles and Dexter.

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