Jason DeChritofaro Quintet
Jason DeCristofaro is a multifaceted and active educator, performer, and composer based in Asheville, NC. He is adjunct music faculty at Warren Wilson College, A-B Tech, and Isothermal Community College. A published composer with C. Alan Publications, Jason’s concert works have been performed in New Zealand, China, Sweden, and all over the United States, and he has been a featured guest composer with the Symphony of the Mountains, Asheville Ballet, Asheville Jazz Orchestra, and Greenville Jazz Collective. He is also the founder and artistic director of Asheville Composer Concerts. Jason has presented at Harvard University for the International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), Virginia Tech for the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (CHEP), and Black Mountain College Museum (Centennial Celebration of John Cage). The winner and the 2011 Yamaha/Percussive Arts Society Terry Gibbs Competition, an international scholarship competition for jazz vibraphonists, Jason has performed as a clinician and guest artist at numerous jazz festivals, conferences, and universities throughout the Southeast, and has been musical director and host of Jazz Night at The Phoenix& The Fox in Brevard, NC for five and a half years. Jason holds a Master of Music in Performance (UNC-School of the Arts), Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences (UNC-Asheville), Bachelors of Music in Performance (Brevard College), and is currently working towards his Doctorate in Music Education (Boston University).