Notre Dame Faculty Jazz Trio 2018-06-13T01:28:23+00:00

Project Description

Larry Dwyer – Piano / Trombone – is the Asst. Director of Bands and Director of Jazz Studies at The University of Notre Dame.  In addition to being an accomplished jazz pianist, Larry is also a trombonist and has performed for many years with The South Bend Symphony Pops Orchestra.  Larry has performed with Thad Jones, Clark Terry, Sonny Stitt and even Sarah Vaughn.

Darrel Tidaback – Bass – has taught musicianship and string bass at The University of Notre Dame.  Darrel recently retired as an Assistant Music Professor from Indiana University of South Bend where he also Directed the IUSB Jazz Ensemble.  Darrel has performed with many top jazz musicians like Bucky Pizzerelli, Butch Miles, Louie Bellson, Lionel Hampton and many more.

Jim Catalano – Drums – is currently an Adjunct Instructor of Drums / Percussion at The University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.  Jim is also a businessman working for Ludwig Drums for the past 35 years. Jim is very active with music performing as the drummer for Truth in Jazz Big Band, Jazz Assemblage Big Band and French Quarter.  Jim also is a vibes player with his own band called VibeNation