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As a life-long blues/folk/rock drummer and jazz/classical pianist, Brian DiBlassio champions diversity in music. Currently serving as Associate Professor of Music at the University of Michigan - Flint, DiBlassio also composes and arranges music for a wide variety of ensembles and instrumentations, from jazz big bands to symphonic orchestras. In earlier years, DiBlassio was the drummer for the Ann Arbor act Brian Lillie and the Squirrel Mountain Orchestra, as well as the indie rock band The Maitries. In the capacity of a jazz pianist, he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage in brief appearances with Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Palmieri, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jon Hendrix, and Andy Narell.