Gerds/Review: How to go out big: Bring your own band | WFRV
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – SNAP. On John Salerno’s birthday, his father would snap his fingers. “That’s how fast it goes,” the father would say. “It does go fast,” John Salerno told an audience Wednesday night. He was speaking of his 30 years at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The audience was gathered in University Theatre for the university’s final concert of the school year… and John Salerno’s final campus concert before retiring as associate professor of music. There is no question John Salerno knows jazz. Wednesday, he directed two campus ensembles, performed on saxophone and flute and then led the heavy-duty The John Salerno Orchestra that includes many of his skilled former students from over time.