Award-winning saxophonist Mike Cemprola has been a busy member of the Philadelphia music scene since he arrived in 2002. He has performed/recorded with The Mike Cemprola Quartet, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Norman David and the Eleventet, the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Dan Monaghan’s Quartet, the co-led quartet Gunshow, and a host of other creative ensembles in the area. He has also performed as a commercial/pop sideman with Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, the Midtown Men, Wayne Newton, and the Four Tops to name a few, in addition to dozens of musical theater productions on saxophones, flutes, and clarinets. Mike attended the University of the Arts from 2002-2007, earning a BM and MM in music. He continues his association with UArts now as a faculty member, teaching private lessons, classes, and coaching performing ensembles. He is also member of the faculty at Camden County College, teaching music appreciation classes. He lives in South Philadelphia with his beautiful wife, Kate Ambacher.