Marino Galluzzo, Soprano & Alto Saxophone

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Marino Galluzzo, Soprano Saxophone, has appeared as a soloist and ensemble performer across the US, Canada and Italy. He has performed on radio, television, on recordings and with symphony orchestras. Marino has also performed with many top local and international celebrities. Marino is one of the founders of the Three Rivers Saxophone Quartet which hosts an annual week long saxophone workshop each summer at California University of PA. Marino was also a  founding member of the Canadian Saxophone Quartet and the Canadian Saxophone/Woodwind Trio. Marino is a freelance woodwind artist who plays all styles and is in demand in the Pittsburgh and Tri- State area. Marino is a retired music teacher with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and formerly held the position of Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Duquesne University and Indiana University of PA. Currently he is Adjunct Professor of Saxophone and Clarinet at West Liberty University in West Virginia and teaches woodwinds at Johnstonbaugh's Music Center in Bridgeville PA. Marino also teaches the saxophone, clarinet and flute in his private studio in Pittsburgh PA

Mike Jacob, Alto Saxophone

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Michael Jacob, Alto Saxophone, graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. He completed his graduate work there in performance.  Mike’s music performances have taken him throughout the United States and Italy. As a member of the Renaissance City Woodwind Quintet he has performed in such places as the Carnegie Recital Hall , the Governor’s Mansion and the Kennedy Center. Mike has also played with the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra and numerous local bands and orchestras. Mike enjoys a career as a woodwind performer and teaches the clarinet, saxophone and flute privately. He is a retired music teacher from the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Steve Ehrin, Tenor Saxophone

Steve Ehrin, Tenor Saxophone is native to the Pittsburgh area. He attended Duquesne University, where he earned his degree in bassoon performance. As a freelance musician, he has performed with various regional orchestras and other music ensembles in the western Pennsylvania area including the American Wind Symphony, Butler Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, Erie Philharmonic, Johnstown Symphony, McKeesport Symphony, OvreArts Sinfonia, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Westmoreland Symphony and Wheeling Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed with the Edgewood Symphony, Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, Pittsburgh Philharmonic, the Undercroft Opera Company, North Suburban Symphonic Band and Big Band. His primary career is in musical instrument repair, specializing in servicing woodwind and brass instruments.

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Warren Yeckel, Baritone Saxophone

Warren Yeckel, Baritone Saxophone, received his B.S. in Music Education from Duquesne University in 1974. He was an original member of the Three Rivers Saxophone Quartet. Performances include the concert stage, college campus, clinics and workshops and regional meetings of the World Saxophone Congress. After graduation from Duquesne, Warren taught music in the public schools as well as private studio teaching on woodwind instruments. After four years he left the teaching profession to pursue a business career. Although he left his teaching career, Warren never gave up his music. Over the years he has performed as saxophonist and clarinetist in groups such as saxophone quartet, concert bands, big bands and orchestras. He was excited when the opportunity presented itself to rejoin the TRSQ. Currently, Warren is President and owner of CTI Water Treatment Solutions in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

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