Meet the Artist
Just as the Jazz Forum offers an intimate environment where you can fully experience the music and meet the musicians, these interviews engage the artists in conversation. We try to understand where they’re coming from and where they are going.
Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars
Get to know Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars before their upcoming CD release show at the Jazz Forum, Sunday February 24th!
"I had a couple of older sisters who were taking lessons and my mother said that I was trying to get up on the piano bench to imitate them. So I began lessons when I was three. I don't actually remember a time when I didn't play."
"I started playing trumpet in the fourth grade. My elementary school band director, Diane Kneelers, gave me my first jazz CD in the fourth grade -- it was a Lee Morgan record. I took it home, listened to it, and my mind was blown."
"As a little guy of three or four years old, I was just attracted to the old piano that my mother had in the house. Nobody was really playing it, but it was there, and it made a sound, so I started to, I guess, express myself from that early age."