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Jamestown Community College
The Decho Ensemble will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on January 29 in Scharmann Theatre on Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus.
The concert is sponsored by JCC’s music program and the college program committee.
The ensemble was founded by saxophonists Sarah Marchitelli and Jacob Swanson who have performed on concert series, television, and radio throughout the United States and in Europe. Their repertoire includes established works for saxophone duo, transcriptions, and new pieces written specifically for them.
Marchitelli and Swanson will be joined by Nicholas Childs and Jared Yackiw. Childs is a teaching assistant in the saxophone studio at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Yackiw is president of the Ethos New Music Society at SUNY Fredonia.
Marchitelli serves on the SUNY Fredonia faculty and is the director of instruction at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts in Jamestown. Swanson teaches music at Gowanda Central School, JCC, and the New Horizons Band of Western New York.
Both maintain studios and co-direct the Infinity Saxophone Ensemble at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts.
Since its establishment, the Decho Ensemble has collaborated with composers Andrew Martin Smith, Charles Terranova, Peter Edwards, Dan Knorr, Scott Miller, Nathan Hall, David Marc Alterman, Frank Zabel, Michael McGough, Kate Parker, and Tim Bausch to create new works for saxophone, some with electronic media.
The Decho Ensemble performs on vintage Buescher saxophones built in the United States.