Noted teen’s next gig: Talented college freshman, Eynon resident well on road to career as jazz saxophonist
“Back in late July, some of the region’s best jazz musicians converged at Scranton High School to bring the legendary Johnny Richards composition “Cuban Fire!” to life.
The vast majority of players in conductor Pat Marcinko Jr.’s 26-piece Upper Valley Winds Latin Jazz Orchestra had decades of accumulated chops. But there was some easy-to-spot youth in the saxophonists’ station that night, in the form of Eynon resident David Mirarchi.
Mr. Mirarchi is just 18, and only a few months out of Valley View High School. But, on that night, he played with the panache and dexterity of an old pro.”
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