Matt Janiszewski is a woodwind specialist with over 10 years of experience teaching private lessons, ensembles, composition, and improvisation. In 2005 Matt obtained a Bachelor of Arts in music and a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Connecticut, and in 2008 Matt graduated from Rutgers University with a Master of Music degree in jazz. While obtaining a masters at Rutgers University Matt studied with Ralph Bowen, and has studied with Eric Alexander, Jim Snidero, Ken Nigro, and Greg Case. He has also studied jazz with Conrad Herwig, Stanley Cowell, Earl MacDonald, John Swana, Vic Juris, and Dave Santoro.
As a performer Matt Janiszewski is quickly becoming one of the premier Tenor Saxophone players in New Jersey. He is currently the lead tenor in the Jazz Lobsters big band and regularly performs with the Midnight Sun Jazz Orchestra, The Fins, and Hyperactive. Throughout his career Matt has also performed with Frank Sinatra Jr., Jim McNeely, Eddie Palmieri, Edward Simon, Lewis Porter, Michael Mossman, Ralph Bowen, Conrad Herwig, and Bobby Vinton. He has performed throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and in his home state of Connecticut at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note in NYC, Trumpets jazz club, Cecil’s jazz club, and the Harford Jazz Festival.
For over 15 years Mr. Cesar Rainho has been performing and sharing his love of music. At a young age he took to the trumpet but quickly came to learn and perform on nearly every brass instrument.
Mr. Rainho holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. At Mason Gross, he studied with world-renowned Euphonium virtuoso, Dr. Steve Allen, and won the school’s chamber music competition a remarkable 3 consecutive times. Other collegiate accomplishments include performances in Italy and across the United States with the Rutgers University Glee Club.
Cesar Rainho still performs frequently and holds the position of Euphonium Soloist in a regional Philharmonic Band. Cesar holds the position of Brass Technician for the Old Bridge Marching Band, and has been involved in many musical theatre productions, both as a Director and trombone pit musician.
Currently, Mr. Rainho is a passionate educator teaching private lessons in trumpet, trombone, euphonium, french horn, and tuba. Additionally, he is the Middle School Band director and Brass Specialist at Cranbury School in Cranbury, NJ. His students have achieved great accomplishments, including local festival accolades and positions in numerous select regional ensembles.
Patrick Murphy is a tenured teacher of instrumental music in the Old Bridge Public School District in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He is a seasoned veteran of the trials and tribulations surrounding elementary instrumental music, as well as those involving high school jazz and marching programs. Patrick serves as the Director of the Old Birdge High School Jazz Program, as well as the Assistant Director of the award winning Old Bridge Marching Knights, which recently represented New Jersey and the United States in the 71st D-Day memorial services in Normandy, France.
Patrick received his Bachelor of Music Education from Rutgers University with a concentration of trombone under the tutelage of Professor John Rojak, of the American Brass Quintet. His time at Rutgers furthered his passion for music and broadened his horizons into all musical idioms.
In addition to playing in pit orchestras in and around New Jersey, he regularly performs with many ensembles around as a vocalist and trombonist. These ensembles include The NJ Trombone Club, Jersey Brass Band, Somerset Valley Orchestra, Baldwin Festival Chorus, St. Peter’s Church Choir, and The Bootonnieres. Patrick also acts as Associate Director of the St. Peter’s Church Choir, as well as the Baldwin Festival Chorus of New York.