Jazz at Wolfson Presents Kicks Off 21st Season with the Acclaimed MDC Jazz Faculty Quintet

Miami, Sept. 12, 2018 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Arts and Philosophy Department at the Wolfson Campus begins its 21st season of its successful live jazz series, Jazz at Wolfson Presents, with the MDC Jazz Faculty Quintet, at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 26. The monthly concerts, which run through April, are free and open to the public.

A group of creative musicians with immense talent and polished skills, the MDC Jazz Faculty Quintet is an ensemble that presents memorable performances of traditional and progressive jazz. Heralded as some of South Florida’s finest musicians, the MDC Jazz Faculty Quintet features saxophonist Mark Small, guitarist Mike Di Liddo, pianist Jim Gasior, bassist Gary Thomas and drummer Rodolfo Zúñiga. As diverse musicians with a variety of musical backgrounds, their performances project a blending of styles that can only come together with jazz.

“My colleagues that make up this quartet are exceptional,” said series director and guitarist Dr. Michael Di Liddo. “They are outstanding musicians that have performed alongside some of the most respected names in jazz. Individually, they are world-class performers that bring the highest level of musicianship to every performance.”

A mainstay for this series, quintet members are seen accompanying many of the visiting artists. And as superb musicians themselves, they are occasionally featured individually as guest artists. In addition to their teaching responsibilities at MDC, these musicians are active in the jazz community, performing at various venues on a variety of stages throughout South Florida, the United States and the world.

For a complete list of Jazz at Wolfson Presents concerts, please visit http://www.mdc.edu/main/jazzatwolfsonpresents.


For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Di Liddo at 305-237-3930