Mr. Paul Midiri
Mr. Paul Midiri, along with his brother Joe, co-lead the 16 piece Midiri Brothers Orchestra as well as various small group ensembles. The Midiri Brothers Sextet performs jazz arrangements of standards, clasical music, as well as originals, many of them arranged by Paul.
Paul's many instrumental talents lend a special versatility to the Midiri Brothers unique sound. While he excels on the trombone with the big band his specialty is jazz vibraphone with the sextet. Paul’s love of the vibes, and xylophone, has led him to arrange numerous pieces for the sextet, to give these instruments a proper setting. His extended virtuosity includes playing drums with the sextet where his brush work is often featured.
Mr. Midiri can be heard performing with the sextet across the country in many jazz festivals including the Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee, Sun Valley Jazz Jubilee, the Great Connecticut Jazz Fest, The Central Illinois Jazz Festival and Many more.
“In THe Garden”, a CD of Hymns in a jazz setting, is Paul’s first self-produced CD and has enjoyed considerable success, including an A+ rating from jazz reviewer Cam Miller. He can be heard playing vibes on all the Midiri Brothers Sextet CDs as well as trombone and drums on the Midiri Brothers' “Finger Bustin’ ” CD. He has been featured on two recent CDs with the Brooks Tegler Orchestra, one with Harry Salotti (featuring Mr. Salotti on the tuba), and many more. Along with his busy playing schedule Mr. Midiri enjoys teaching music both at his home and at Black Horse Music in Runnemede N.J.
Mr. Midiri and his wife Elizabeth currently live in Delaware. Many concert and CD reviews as well as audio samples can be found at www.midiribros.com or contact Paul personally via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.