2013 Jazz Ensemble Staff
Professor Salerno teaches saxophone, composition, jazz ensemble and other jazz related classes. Under his direction, the UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensemble has performed at both the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals in Europe. As a saxophonist he has worked with a variety of notable groups and artists including The Spinners, The Jacksons, Engelbert Humperdinck, Roberta Flack, Joe Williams and many others. Dr. Salerno is a published composer and arranger, and has written works for a variety of styles and media. He is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator, judging at many jazz festivals throughout the country, including the prestigious University of Northern Colorado Jazz Festival. He directs the annual UW-Green Bay January Jazz Fest, and the UW-Green Bay Summer Jazz Camp, two of the oldest and most popular jazz events of their kind in Wisconsin.
Adam Gaines is an Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Jazz at UW-Green Bay. In addition to teaching the trumpet studio, Dr. Gaines directs the Jazz Ensemble II and the New Music Ensemble, and teaches Jazz History and Brass Techniques. A native of Kentucky, Dr. Gaines has performed as a soloist throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals in Europe. His work goes beyond playing the trumpet into the realm of arranging and composition. An example is his trumpet ensemble work "Fanfare and Images," which can be heard on the CD Passages on the Centaur label by his former teacher, Dr. Michael Tunnell. Dr. Gaines holds degrees from the University of Louisville (Bachelor of Music, 1999) and Ball State University (Master of Music, 2001 and Doctor of Arts, 2005). In addition to being a past member of the faculties of the Community College of Philadelphia, Montgomery County Community College, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and Indiana Wesleyan University, Dr. Gaines has taught for the UW-Green Bay Summer Music Camps (trumpet and recording techniques) and the Milestones Jazz Camp in Pennsylvania.
Terry Iattoni, an active performer and educator, has been playing percussion for over 30 years and teaching music for 25 years. Terry's performance credits include working with Richie Cole, George Graham, John Harmon, David Hazeltine, Geoff Keezer, Ellis Marsalis, WAMI Award Winner "The Mr. Lucky Syndicate," Jeff Pietrangelo, Chris Salerno and ZIJI, Toni Tennille, Allen Vizzuti, Ernie Watts, Sunny Wilkinson, top of the charts doo-wop group – "The Diamonds," and Green Bay jazz group, Open Interest. He is a graduate of UW-Green Bay and UW-Stevens Point, and studied percussion with Cheryl Grosso and Roger Braun respectively. Terry has also received instruction from drummers Carl Allen and Matt Wilson. He provides clinics, master classes, and camp instruction throughout central and northeast Wisconsin. In his free time Terry also enjoys composing music and spending time with his wife and four children.
William Hill is an active performer and the Director of Bands at Notre Dame Academy, Green Bay, WI. William (Bill) is the Founder of Brass Differential (Green Bay), and the Lead trombone with River Cities Jazz Orchestra (2001-Present). He performed at Montreaux Jazz Festival in 2010 and a member of Peoples Choice Band in Wausau, WI. He is a Music/Music Education graduate from UW-Stevens Point, with some graduate work at Vandercook College in Chicago. Students will love his positive impact and dynamic personality!