Gerry Cappuccio -- Baritone Sax, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet


  • Trained in all woodwind instruments: A and Bb clarinet; bass clarinet; soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones; flute and alto flute; piccolo
  • Mannes College of Music, New York, NY
    • 1961-1966 Bachelor of Science in Music, Clarinet
    • Montclair University College of Music, Upper Montclair, NJ:
    • 1973-1975, New Jersey Certification in Music Education 1975, grades K-12
Other Educational Activities:
  • Studied with Charles Arlington from 1953-1966 (clarinet, saxophone, flute)
  • Studied with David Weiss in 1966 (oboe)
  • Studied with Claude Monteux from 1966 to 1969 (flute)
  • Studied with Illona Pedersen 1970 (oboe)
  • Mannes College Orchestra and Woodwind Quintet
  • Flutist in Bayonne Baroque Ensemble
  • Clarinetist in the Bayonne Orchestra
  • Studied clarinet with Alexander Williams (Clarinetist for NBC Orchestra conducted by Toscanini)
  • Studied with Frank Foster from 1970-1971 (saxophone)


Band Leader:
 1969-present     Gerry Cappuccio Saxophone Quartet
 1969-1971        Gerry Cappuccio Big Band (17 pieces)
 1974-1980        Super Horns and Rhythm (5 saxes/flutes/clarinets/piano/bass guitar/drums)
Other Bands and Orchestras:
 1966-1969        United States Military Academy-West Point Band
 1968 & 1973      Glenn Miller Orchestra directed Buddy De Franco
 1970             Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under Warren Covington
 1970             Buddy Morrow Orchestra
 1970             Onzy Matthews Big Band
 1970             Dean Pratt Big Band
 1971             Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra under Jim Miller
 1971             Sonny Igoe & Dick Meldonian Swing Big Band
 1972             Don Ellis Orchestra
 1972             Lionel Hampton Orchestra
 1972 - 1973      Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under Warren Covington
 1973             Radio City Music Hall
 1980             North Jersey Philharmonic
 1989-2009        Alan Quinn Big Band
 1997-2000        Mickey Gravine Music Chief Big Band
 2001-present     James L. Dean Orchestra                  
 2001-present     One More Once Rhythm Orchestra directed by Rick Visone
 2005-2013        Fun Bunch Big Band
 2005-present     Somers Dream Orchestra (
 2007-present     Big Band Swing Machine directed by Harry Glogower
 2008             Blue Stragglers
 2009-present     Frank Basile 12tet
 2008             Infernos
 2008             One More Once Big Band
 2009-present     Full Count Big Band
 2012-present     Cornucopia Big Band
 2013-present     Glenn Franke Big Band
 2015             Pat Longo big Band
Other Professional Experience:
 Arranger for Lionel Hampton Orchestra 1972 –1973) New York City, N.Y.


  • “Dick Meldonian/Sonny Igoe and Their Big Swing Jazz Band The Jersey Concert” on Progressive Records, PRO7058, 1980
  • “Dick Meldonian/Sonny Igoe and Their Big Swing Jazz Band Plays Gene Roland Music” on Progressive Music, PRO7062, 1981
  • “Transbluency”, on Uptown Records, UP27.25,1985, played baritone and tenor sax with Maria Muldaur
  • “Till The End of Time” played tenor sax with Duprees
  • "I'll Dream Of You" MCD7872, played flute with Monroe Quinn, 1996
  • “At the Whiskey Café” played alto sax with James L. Dean Orchestra
  • “ Live at Casey's” played tenor sax with Alan Quinn’s Orchestra,1989
  • "Lonely City" played baritone sax with Freddie Redd,1989
  • “You Belong to Me: The Duprees 50th Anniversary Album” played tenor sax, 2012
  • "Gerry Cappuccio & His Musical Friends" played flute, soprano, alto & tenor sax 2014

Live Performances: (various dates from1969-present)

Various Musicians:
Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Cat Anderson, Candido,
Kenny Baron, Ronnie Cuber, Jerry Dodgion, Frank Wess, Ben Riley,
Dexter Gordon, Illinois Jacquet, Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Jordon,
Dizzy Gillespie, Carl Fontana, Johnny Coles, Arnett Cobb,
Michael Moore, Ralph Moore, Rich Perry, Bobby Porcelli, Don Sickler,
Lew Tabackin, Walt Weiskoff, Bill Crow, Jack Six, Kai Winding,
Richard Williams, Burt Collins, Joe Shepley, Lawrence Feldman,
Jerry Bruno, Leo Ball, Joe Ferrante, Arnie Lawrence, Dave Lalama,
Ralph Lalama, Lou Marini, Dave Stryker, Richie Cole, Frank Dunlop,
Virginia Mayhew

Various Entertainers:

Buddy Greco, Manhattan Transfer, Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Fabian, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Lou Christie, Tony Bennett, Carmen McCrae, Joe Williams, The Temptations, Joe Piscopo, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Patty LuPonce, Tony Martin, Cyd Charrise, Ginger Rogers, Julie Budd, Marilyn Michaels, Cavrel Payne, Four Tops.


  • Music transcriptions (tenor sax solos) did editorial consultant work on The Artistry of John Coltrane and The Artistry of Joe Henderson published by United Artist Music. 1978
  • Editor of the Greatest Legal Fake Book of All Time published by Warner Bros Music
  • Arranger:
  • 100 books for woodwind and brass for Warner Bros. Music
  • 4 flute duet books for Big 3 Music: “Golden Flute, More Golden Flute, Sounds of Golden and Mellow Golden Flute.
  • Barry Manilow flute duet book for Cherry Lane Publishers
  • Magic Duets series published by Warner Bros Music for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet and trombone.
  • Flute duet book published by Big 3 Music: Disney’s Easy Flute Duets
  • 4 saxophone quartets for Warner Bros. Music
  • George Gershwin’s Prelude No. 2, American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue
  • John Williams’ Cantina Band from Star Wars