music

Marc J. Stasio

Coordinator of Jazz Studies

Jazz Piano

Pianist, composer, arranger, and educator Marc Stasio actively produces scores for hire, serves as jazz faculty, and has performed abroad for nearly 40 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, Robby Ameen, Orrin Evans, Abraham Burton, Joe Magnarelli, Gerry Carboy (of David Sancious & Tone), and Kenny Davis. 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 has had the privilege to study scoring with veteran 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 large ensemble arrangements for pianist Orrin Evans, ensemble and piano charts for pianist Michel Camilo, some of featured at the 25th Anniversary Heineken Jazz Festival, custom scores for Conrad Herwig including his 2016 release, Reflections on the Criss Cross label, arrangements for the Moscow Jazz Orchestra and WDR Big Band, as well as various media projects. Stasio also receieved a special commission by Salsa legend Eddie Palmieri to score many of his original compositions for full orchestra.