Trombonist vists Cantwell, Clef Dwellers for concert

REMSEN — Don Cantwell and the Clef Dwellers with special guest solo trombonist Mark Kellogg perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the Remsen Performing and Visual Arts Center.

It’s in a former Baptist Church at 9627 Main St., at the end of Prospect Street next to the fire house, built in 1893 and the back was added in 1899. (See

Tickets are $10,$8 for members, $6 students and seniors 65 or older by calling 831-2787.

There will be a CD signing by Cantwell for a CD made last summer at the Arts Center. The signing will take place at 6 p.m.

"The Clef Dwellers," is a jazz band, comprised of musicians, whose library consists of over 400 arrangements. The instrumentation is trumpet, clarinet/sax, trombone, piano (keyboard), banjo/guitar, bass and drums.

The band plays traditional swing music from the Mardi Gras to the contemporary style.

Don Cantwell taught for 33 years in Whitesboro Central School, and created an award-winning music education program.

His students include performers and educators, such as Mark Kellogg, trombonist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and faculty member at Eastman School of Music; Dr. David Blask, trumpeter with several New Orleans jazz bands; and Michael Hewitt, chair of Music Education at the University of Maryland School of Music.

Cantwell has been a jazz educator at elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels. Mark Kellogg is associate professor of trombone, euphonium, and brass chamber music at the Eastman School of Music, where he has been a faculty member since 1991. He also holds the position of principal trombone of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

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