The Midiri Brothers have made music, both jazz and classical, the focus of their lives since graduating Glassboro State College in the mid 1980s. On recordings they can be heard leading groups ranging from trios, quintets, sextets and big bands all featuring Joe’s outstanding Clarinet and saxophones and Paul on the vibraphone, xylophone, marimba, drums and trombone!
After spending nearly a decade working in Philadelphia, New York and Atlantic City, they began to branch out. They performed first at The Great Connecticut Jazz Festival where in July 2009 they can still be heard. In 2002 the group made their west coast debut and since that time are featured at many west coast jazz festivals including Mammoth Lakes Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, The Pismo Jubilee By The Sea Jazz Fest, Redwood Coast Music Fest, and Sun Valley Swing-n-Dixie Jazz Jubilee, as well as the Central Illinois Jazz Fest in Decatur, Ill. The Midiri Brothers have also played for many jazz clubs from Chicago to Florida. They have had major articles written about them in both The Mississippi Rag and The American Rag, both respected jazz newspapers. The L.A. Jazz Magazine stated ” Catch them whenever you can!” as well as ” their sextet is one of the most exciting small group swing units around today.”
For more information about The Midiri Brothers, visit www.midiribros.com.