Sacramento-based Trumpeter, Educator, and Composer Joe Mazzaferro isactive in the Northern California jazz scene and in demand as a guest artistand clinician across the United States. In November 2017, Mazzaferro releasedhis debut albumIn Terms Of…(Joe Mazz Music) which features saxophonistJeff Clayton along with special guests, drummer Carl Allen and pianist DonaldBrown. The album peaked at #43 on theJazzWeekCharts and received highpraise from jazz critics. The album has been described as“vintage hard bopwith maturity”(George Harris, Jazz Weekly)as well “a little bebop, a little swing,and a lot of tenderness, heart, and passion come together on this intriguingdebut”(Tom Henry, Toledo Blade).As an active freelance musician, he has performed with many jazz greats,including Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Wycliffe Gordon, Gunther Schuller,and Lewis Nash at such legendary venues as the Monterey Jazz Festival, theBrubeck Festival, Yoshi’s Jazz Club, and Fantasy Studios. Currently, Mazzaferro is the Coordinator of Jazz Studies atCalifornia State University, Stanislaus as well the Executive Director/Co-Founder of the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra and amember of the Capital Jazz Project.