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Vito Speranza

Jazz trumpeter Vito Speranza will perform jazz standards with a quartet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the B Side Ballroom and Supper Club in Oneonta. 

Speranza went to high school in Amsterdam, and later studied trumpet at the Crane School of Music. He  performs with the Jazz Knights, the West Point Jazz Band, where he is a staff sergeant. He has recorded with Suzie Thorne, Tom Larson and The Echo Park Project.

He will perform with Rob Roman on piano, Sadiq Abdushahid on drums, and Chris Wolf-Gould on bass.

Roman is an associate professor of music at the State University College at Oneonta. He is a 1992 graduate of SUNY Oneonta, and holds a masters degree from Kansas State University. He helped create the San Jose Jazz Festival, one of the largest free jazz festivals in the United States. He has led various ensembles at SUNY Oneonta, including the college Jazz Octet. He frequently performs at the Otesaga Hotel and other upstate venues. 

After recording in Detroit on various Motown tunes,  Abdushahid moved to New York City where he played with jazz greats such as Milt Jackson, Ornette Coleman, Kenny Barron and Pharoah Sanders. Wolf-Gould, who performs on the stand-up bass, has performed with Al Gallodoro, as well as Grammy winner Shunzo Ohno.

The B Side Ballroom is at 1 Clinton Plaza in Oneonta. There is no cover charge for this show. For information, call 432-2053 or visit www.bsideballroom.com.

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