Faculty Bio's

Several Maine Jazz Camp faculty past and present have been the recipients of important international jazz awards.

Here are the faculty biographies:

John Carlson Trumpet
Performances and recordings with Bob Brookmeyer, Julius Hemphill, John Medeski, Tito Puente, others. Releases include Taketron with Slavic Soul Party. Resides Brookyn.

Frank Carlberg Piano
Performances and recordings with Kenny Wheeler, Steve Lacy, Bob Brookmeyer, others. Faculty New England Conservatory and Berklee School of Music. “Uncivilized Ruminations" (Red Piano Records) . "No Money in Art" is Carlberg's most recent release.

Christine Correa Voice
Originally from Bombay, India. Performances & recordings with Ran Blake, Steve Lacy, John LaPorta, Frank Carlberg, others. Currently teaching at Columbia University. Resides Brooklyn, NY. Recent release with pianist Ran Blake "Down Here Below" on Red Piano Records.

Alan Ferber Trombone
Performances & recordings with Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Don Byron, Charlie Hunter, others. Recent release "Chamber Songs" on Sunnyside Records.

Mark Ferber Drums
Performances and recordings with Lee Konitz, Don Byron, Norah Jones, Kenny Werner, Steve Swallow, others. Faculty City College of New York and School of Improvised Music. Resides Brooklyn, NY.

Michael Formanek Bass
Performances and recordings with Tim Berne, Elvis Costello, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Joe Lovano, others. Faculty Peabody Conservatory. Recent release The Rub and Spare Change (ECM) Resides Baltimore, MD.

Curtis Fowlkes Trombone
Co-founder of the group "Jazz Passengers". Performances and recordings with Bill Frisell, the Lounge Lizards, Charlie Haden's reunited Liberation Orchestra, John Zom, etc. His recording 'Reflect' is available on Knitting Factory Records.

Kirk Knuffke Cornet
Performances and recordings with Graham Haynes, Mark Helias, John Zorn, Dave Douglas, others. Recent release "Like a Tree" (Steeplechase). Resides Brooklyn, NY.

Pete McCann Guitar
Performances & recordings with Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Bobby Previte, others. Currently teaching at New School, NYC. Resides New Jersey. Recent recording "Extra Mile" (Nineteen-Eight Records)

John O’Gallagher Alto Saxophone
Performances & recordings with Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, Tony Malaby, Tom Harrell, others. Resides Brooklyn NY. Recent recording "Dirty Hands" (Clean Feed Records)

Michael Sarin:
Originally from Seattle, Washington. Performances & recordings with Thomas Chapin, Anthony Coleman, Dave Douglas, Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Helias, Myra Melford, Mario Pavone, Ned Rothenberg, Bran Shepik, others. Currently touring the world with Ben Allison, Erik Friedlander, David Krakauer and the Simon Nabatov/Ernst Reijseger/Michael Sarin Trio.

Jeremy Udden Saxophone
Performances and recordings with Steve Lacy, John Hollenbeck, Dave Leibman, John McNeil, others. Recent release "Folk Art" (Fresh Sound New Talent). Resides Brooklyn, NY.

Ben Waltzer Piano
Performances and recordings with Bill McHenry, Reid Anderson, Leon Parker, Jorge Rossy, others. Assistant Director of Columbia University's Jazz Studies program. Resides Brooklyn, NY. Recent recording "One Hundred Dreams Ago" (Fresh Sound New Talent)

Kenny Wessel Guitar
Performances & recordings with Ornette Coleman, Badal Roy, Donald Fagen, David Liebman, John Abercrombie, others. Recent recording "Jawboning" on CIMP.