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About Me

Ken Mastrogiovanni is a musician based in Eugene, Oregon. He holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Popular Music Studies/Japanese from the University of Oregon. There, he studied closely with teachers including Gary Hobbs, Steve Owen, and Paul Krueger. 

 

During his time at the University of Oregon, he was a part of the Oregon Jazz Ensemble (OJE) and the Herbert Merker Scholarship JazzArts Oregon Combo. As a member of OJE, he received the 2015 Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding College Performer award, and performed at the Oregon Jazz Festival, Reno International Jazz Festival, the Western International Band Conference (WIBC), and renown European Jazz Festivals including the Vienne, Montreux, Umbria, and La Spezia Jazz Festivals. 

 

Mastrogiovanni has established himself as an important member of the Eugene music community. He is actively performing in Oregon with various groups, and around the country with The Daddies. In addition to performing, he also currently maintains a private lesson studio and is the drum set instructor at Lane Community College and University of Oregon. As a producer, you can find him collaborating with Eugene and Portland based hip hop artists.