Bart Marantz Receives 2012 John LaPorta AwardConn-Selmer would like to congratulate long time Bach endorsing artist Bart Marantz for receiving the John LaPorta Jazz Educator of the Year award at the Jazz Educators Network held in Louisville, Kentucky earlier this month.
Bart Marantz is presently Director of Jazz Studies at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; formally the Arts Magnet High School joining the institution in 1983. Mr. Marantz did his undergraduate work at Indiana University and the University of Miami, (Florida) where he received his BM degree in Instrumental Jazz Studies/Performance under the direction of jazz educators Jamey Aebersold, David Baker, Jerry Coker and Dan Haerle. He received his masters degree in Afro-American Jazz Music at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston (Massachusetts). While at N.E.C. he performed under and studied with Phil Wilson, Jaki Byard and George Russell. As the graduate assistant to the jazz studies department he taught courses in jazz analysis, jazz improvisation and jazz keyboard harmony.
Mr. Marantz has been a Selmer Clinician since 1988. He plays Bach trumpets and flugel horns exclusively. He was the featured artist in the national Selmer magazine Brass Notes in the 1991 spring, again in 1995 winter issue and gain in the fall 1996 issue. We are grateful to have Bart as part of the Conn-Selmer family and congratulate him on his success.
For more information on Bart Marantz go to www.bartmarantz.com
For more information on the JEN conference, go to: www.jazzednet.org