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A Night of Jazz with Frank Giasullo at Moravian

Bethlehem, Pa., September 25, 2009— Moravian College will present a night of jazz on Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall. The concert will feature the music of Moravian’s Artist Lecturer in piano and jazz piano Frank Giasullo.  He will be joined by Moravian Professors Neil Wetzel on saxophone, Gary Rissmiller on drums, and Paul Rostock on bass.

Giasullo has released three highly acclaimed jazz albums, "Expedition," "First Light" and "Until the Next Time" and completed successful tours in both the US and UK.  After teaching for over ten years at Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey, Giasullo joined the music faculty at Moravian to teach piano and jazz piano. He received his B.A. degree in Music from Rutgers University and his MA in Composition and Performance from Goddard College.

Wetzel, director of jazz studies, has taught jazz studies and saxophone at Moravian for the past ten years.  He has several recordings to his name, including a 1999 Grammy winner, and often plays shows, concerts, and private parties around the Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania area.  Rissmiller has been playing drums for more than 25 years and teaches the instrument at the College.  He performs with various jazz combos throughout Pennsylvania and has served as adjudicator at the Wichita Jazz Festival and as instructor at Moravian’s July Jazz Getaway.  Rostock has been on the faculty at Moravian since 1991 as an instructor of double bass and bass guitar.  He also served as director of the July Jazz Getaway.  Rostock has performed with various popular artists and tours and records as a free lance musician.

The “Music of Frank Giasullo” is $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors and students.  Foy Hall is located on the College’s South Campus.  Advance tickets can be purchased at http://www.lvartsboxoffice.org/.   Tickets may be purchased at the door just prior to the performance.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.