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Listen to the SUNY Purchase Ahmad Jamal Tribute Septet

SUNY Purchase Ahmad Jamal Tribute Septet
SUNY Purchase Ahmad Jamal Tribute Septet

Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with WBGO !

Pianist and head ofJazz Studies at Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music,Peter Malinvernihandpicked the university's Ahmad Jamal Tribute Septet for a performance in our studio. The ensemble features freshmen and grad students interpreting music recorded by pianist Ahmad Jamal.

Maria Quintanilla sang “Poor Butterfly;” trumpeter Patrick Dusasik was featured on “Gone With the Wind;” and saxophonist Austin Alianiello was soloist on “That Old Devil Moon.”




Band members:

  •  Maria Quintanilla, Lima, Peru: voice
  • Patrick Dudasik, Nutley, NJ: trumpet
  • Austin Alianiello, White Plains, NY: saxophone
  • Ryan Pieniecha, Chicago, IL: guitar
  •  Marcio Garcia, Santo Domingo, DR: piano
  • Jason Clotter, Puerto Cortes, Honduras: bass
  • Jaylen Petinaud, Brooklyn, NY: drums


A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Williams brings a rich and extensive background in media to WBGO with a reputation as a creative, people-centric, and data-driven leader. He has held key leadership roles at top media organizations across a diverse range of markets including Cincinnati, Detroit, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, New York City, and most recently Seattle. Williams is also a nationally recognized authority on best practices for jazz radio programming, research, marketing, and administration and content production. A jazz aficionado, Williams previously served as Director of Programming for WBGO.