Jazz4Justice/Tony Maiello Celebration

Join us in celebrating Professor Anthony Maiello!

Professor Maiello will serve as the guest conductor at this year’s Jazz4Justice event October 14, 2023.

Jazz4Justice™ is a truly unique event where attorneys, judges, students, and members of the Northern Virginia community gather to celebrate their love of jazz. Proceeds from the evening benefit Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) to continue its mission of service to the Northern Virginia community as well as providing financial support for the Mason Jazz Studies department for scholarships, trips, recordings and student projects. 

With performances by the Mason Jazz Ensemble (directed by Jim Carroll), the Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble (directed by Darden Purcell) and special guests, this concert will feature arrangements by Tony Maiello to honor his impact and legacy at Mason, in light of his spring 2024 retirement!

Tickets for this event will go on sale on August 1. Click the button above to receive an email reminder to purchase tickets as soon as they are on sale!
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Tony and the AFPO
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Tony conducting a guest band
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Tony Maiello and former student Vinny Oppido

To make this evening even more extraordinary, we are asking alumni, students, and friends to share photos and videos from their experiences with Tony throughout the years. These will be collected into a presentation and shown during the Jazz4Justice performance.

We would love to see as many familiar faces in the audience on October as possible. Please join us if you can for this exciting evening supporting an exceptional friend and an incredible cause.

Find Out More About Anthony Maiello

Anthony J. Maiello is Professor of Music and University Professor at George Mason University. Professor Maiello teaches applied lessons in Conducting, Aural Skills, and classes in Instrumental Conducting. Professor Maiello also makes professional appearances both nationally and abroad conducting music festivals, adjudicating ensembles and presenting clinics, lectures and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas and Europe. He conducted musical activities for the Gold Medal Ceremonies at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York; served as Musical Director for Music Festivals International; was selected as President of International Association of Jazz Educators – New York State Chapter; and is a guest clinician for Yamaha Corporation and Warner Bros. Publications. In March of 2010, he was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame at Music for All’s Indianapolis headquarters.

Professor Maiello’s professional recording credits include conducting the American Wind Symphony and additional studio ensembles for Alfred/Belwin Publications. Locally, Maiello has served as Associate Conductor of The McLean Orchestra, McLean, Virginia; been appointed an Honorary Conductor of The United States Navy Band, Washington, D.C.; and was a participant in the National Conducting Institute with Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., to which he has provided his services as a cover conductor.

While at the Crane School of Music, Potsdam College of SUNY, Potsdam, New York, he served as a Professor of Music and Chairman of Performance, where he taught Advanced Instrumental Conducting, Applied Clarinet, Woodwind Techniques, Percussion Techniques and conducted the Crane Wind Ensemble.

Throughout his career, Maiello has published musical compositions for string orchestra and is the author of “Conducting Nuances” (GIA Publications, Inc.); “Conducting: A Hands-On-Approach” (Warner Bros./Alfred Publications); and co-author of “The 21st Century Band Method” (Warner Bros./Alfred Publications). In 2007, Maiello was awarded the title of “University Professor” by the GMU Board of Visitors, the highest rank given to Mason faculty members. Maestro Maiello is the founder and Conductor/Artistic Director of the American Festival Pops Orchestra, a professional ensemble in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area dedicated to promoting and performing American popular music. The American Festival Pops Orchestra’s May 14, 2022 performance marked the beloved Maestro’s final performance with the orchestra, capping off 12 years of leadership.

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Tony Maiello with actors John Krasinski and Michael Kelly
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The American Festival Pops Orchestra’s May 14, 2022 performance at the Hylton Performing Arts Center marked the beloved Maestro’s final performance with the orchestra, capping off 12 years of leadership.