Photos: Dave Pietro with the USF Jazz Ensemble I

Photo by Steve Splane/WUSF.

Saxophonist and flutist Dave Pietro performing with the University of South Florida Jazz Ensemble I. It was part of the Monday Night Jazz Series co-sponsored by the Tampa Jazz Club.

Chuck Owen is the Director of the excellent Jazz Ensemble I. Pietro praised the band for the fearlessness they showed mastering all of Dave’s complex arrangements, “which are not easy,” even for professionals.

Dave has put out a half dozen albums as a leader and is a member of the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra.

USF graduate student and All Night Jazz Host Simon Lasky played piano!

Our own Michael Cornette was the host.