President Pro Tem
Kevin Bayen has been the Director of Music in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public School on Long Island, New York since 1989. In addition Mr. Bayen taught for 10 years as an Elementary, Middle School and High School Band Director. As the Director of the Hewlett HS Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble Mr. Bayen's groups consistently received the top performance ratings at local and regional festivals. Kevin also conducted the Nassau Community College Band from 1990 -1994.
A past President of the Nassau Music Educators Association as well as the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education, Mr. Bayen also served on the Executive Council of NYSSMA from 1997-2003. Currently Mr. Bayen is the co-director of professional development workshops for the Nassau County chapter of NYSCAME.
Promoter, publicist; Founder and Chairman, Pittsfield City Jazz Festival; Board Member, New England Jazz Alliance; Board Member, New England Jazz Ensemble. (Past Chairman of the Villanova Intercollegiate Jazz Festival).
Former trumpeter and currently senior counsel in the intellectual property law practice in the law firm of Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. in New York City. He has doctorate degrees in both chemistry and law and teaches patent law as an adjunct professor at St.John's University Law School in Jamaica . His full credentials can be found on his law firm's website at www.sillscummis.com.
Uzzo has worked with every major music recording label and for untold numbers of major label recording artists. He has mixed albums and singles at major recording studios worldwide, and has been awarded over 40 RIAA gold or platinum sales awards. (See Selected Discography) His clientele is diverse, including pop, hip-hop, dance, compas, salsa, jazz, rock and legitimate classical musical styles. Tommy Uzzo is most widely known for his mixing capabilities, as well as his ability to faithfully capture a live acoustic musical event. He also does some audio post (sound for picture) work. Tommy Uzzo has been owner or part owner of many recording studios in Manhattan and Long Island.
Tommy Uzzo is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, and has a continuing education certificate from New York University in computer programming. He has interned at the Carnegie Hall Recording Department, and taught audio engineering at the Institute of Audio Research.
Charles E. Miller
AJV OFFICERS Richard DeRosa, Artistic Director
Dave Brubeck, AJV Advisor Emeritus