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Marc J. Stasio

Coordinator of Jazz Studies

Instructor, Jazz Piano

Pianist, composer, arranger, and educator Marc Stasio has pursued jazz and contemporary music more than 35 years. His work is heard on recordings and performances by today’s top artists in jazz and contemporary music, including Michel Camilo, Conrad Herwig, Hiromi Uehara, Igor Butman, Craig Handy, Robby Ameen, Orrin Evans, Rubén Rodriguez, Ralph Bowen, and Kenny Davis. Stasio produces scores for hire, serves as Rutgers jazz faculty, and performs abroad. Stasio received a bachelor of music in arranging from Berklee College of Music, and a master of music in jazz studies from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. He is currently pursuing his doctorate. Stasio has studied scoring with renowned industry writer Bob Freeman and legendary composer and trumpeter, Herb Pomeroy. As a professor of jazz studies at Mason Gross, he specializes in composition and arranging, improvisation, history, and jazz piano instruction. Stasio’s latest projects include ensemble and piano arrangements of Horace Silver’s “Gods of the Yoruba” for Michel Camilo, featured at the 25th Anniversary Heineken Jazz Festival; custom scores for Conrad Herwig’s latest 2016 release, Reflections on the Criss Cross label; and work for HBO’s production of Sesame Street. Stasio is working on a special commission by Salsa legend Eddie Palmieri to score many of his original compositions for full orchestra, as well as writing projects for the Moscow Jazz Orchestra.