“Joe Midiri’s clarinet playing, in particular, was nothing short of magnificent. Not only did he command the full range of the instruments voice, both in register and dynamics, but he blended mesmerizing brilliance with melting lyricism more smoothly and convincingly than I’ve heard in many a moon.”
“Joe Midiri’s clarinet playing was particularly impressive for the fleetness and accuracy of his fast passage work and the consistency of its smooth, creamy tone.”
Mr. Joseph Midiri
Mr. Joseph Midiri is an instrumentalist on the clarinet, alto, baritone and soprano saxophones. Not only featured as a classical soloist in several orchestra performances, he is also the leader of the Midiri Brothers Orchestra. The Midiri Brothers Orchestra is a sixteen piece big band featuring authentic yet creative performances of the music of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Fletcher Henderson, and the Dorsey Brothers, including the orchestra’s own special arrangements in the tradition of the swing era, all under the direction of Mr. Joseph Midiri.
I the classical world, Mr. Midiri has performed as soloist with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, the Tri State Philharmonic, the Venice Florida symphony and the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra.
Also, Mr. Midiri has performed at various music festivals including the Pensacola Jazz Festival, the Trenton State College Jazz Festival, the Pennsylvania Jazz Festival, Sun Valley Jazz and Music Festival and the Pismo Beach Jubilee by the Sea.
The Midiri Brothers latest independent recordings “Simply Splendid” and “City Lights” are featured as part of the regular programming of nationally syndicated radio programs such.
Joseph Midiri has also authored two clarinet methods, currently in use by students through out the country, and is currently working on a jazz etude book due out this summer. He is also active as both a performer and clinician in schools across the country.
“Joe Midiri’s clarinet playing, in particular, was nothing sort of magnificent. Not only did he command the full range of the instrument’s voice, both inregisterand dynamics, but he blended mesmerizing brilliance with melting lyricism more smoothly and convincingly than I’ve heard in many a moon.”
— Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local
If you are interested in including a symphony/swing program to your next orchestral performance, please contact Joseph Midiri.