The Arts Directory Of Transylvania County, NC
Various, Jazz, Classical, Other
Jason DeCristofaro is a musician, music educator, and composer.
Jason DeCristofaro is an active musician and composer, performing primarily as a vibraphonist; in 2011, he was selected as the winner of the Yamaha/Percussive Arts Society international competition for Jazz vibraphonists, and his musical compositions have been performed in China, New Zealand, Sweden, and throughout the United States. Jason is currently adjunct music faculty at Warren Wilson College, where he directs the Jazz Ensemble and teaches courses in Jazz Theory and Improvisation, Jazz History, and World Music, and A-B Tech, where he teaches Jazz History and Music Appreciation. Jason also teaches Jazz Theory and Improvisation, Percussion, Piano, Composition, and Music Theory privately at Crushed Leaf Studios in Mills River, NC. Since 2012, Jason has been the musical director and host of Jazz Night at the Phoenix, a weekly showcase at the Phoenix in downtown Brevard