Jun 18

An Evening with Mike O’Connell

An Evening with Mike O’Connell

Mike O'Connell

Mike O’Connell

A special performance of jazz with the Binghamton native.

Monday, August 17, 2015

at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $15 Adult; $10 Senior/Student/Child

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An Evening with Mike O’Connell

Your host… Mike O’Connell

The players…

Dan Miller (saxophones and flute) – Dan Miller is one of the most in-demand woodwind players in the Twin Tiers. A graduate of Union-Endicott High School, in college he was a member of the Syracuse University Marching Band, traveling around the country playing for the Orangemen. Currently he is a band director in the Spencer-Van Etten School District and plays with several local bands, including Rooster and the Roadhouse Horns and the Mason Warrington Orchestra. He met Mike O’Connell in 2004 while playing with PRISM, the band that would play at Mike’s wedding in 2010.

Dan Fabricius (percussion) – Dan Fabricius lives in Owego, New York, and is a band director at Owego Free Academy High School. Dan is also a percussionist with the Binghamton Philharmonic and leads several ensembles at Binghamton University. Dan has performed for many musical theatre productions over the years and has accompanied many popular entertainers, including Vic Damone and Ella Fitzgerald. Dan met Mike O’Connell in 2004 while playing with PRISM, for whom Dan served as leader and musical director.

Jeff Guevin (bass) – Jeff Guevin was born in Hawaii and grew up in California and Oregon. He is a graduate of Cornell University and moved to the Binghamton area in 2007. He is both a musician and a software developer, currently splitting his time between Binghamton and Brooklyn. Locally he has played with the Mason Warrington Orchestra, the Enerjee Jazz Trio, and the Swing Street Sextet, among others. He and Mike O’Connell have played in many groups together over the past few years; neither one of them can remember which one was actually first.

Mike O’Connell (piano and vocals) – Mike O’Connell is a native of Binghamton, New York, and a graduate of Binghamton University. He has played with a number of bands over the past dozen years including the Blue Velvet big band, Al Hamme’s sextet, and his own trio. Mike is also a composer and arranger, penning songs from jazz to pop to rock. He recorded two albums with his jazz trio, a studio recording of standards called Wallpaper Jam and a live recording called Live ’n On Q. His latest full-length CD, an album of all original material, is called Mike O’Connell Meets the Mike O’Connell Trio. It is available on iTunes and and features both Dan Miller and Dan Fabricius.

Behind the scenes…

Jeff Stachyra (engineer) – Jeff Stachyra is engineering and recording tonight’s performance for future use as a commercial release. An accomplished musician and bandleader himself, Jeff has worked with Mike O’Connell on his previous three albums. Jeff is the owner/operator of Newclear Studios in Windsor, New York.