Brian Lynch And The Mid-Atlantic Collegiate All Stars

The Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra (MACJO) is the premier performing and networking honor group for select collegiate jazz musicians in the Mid-Atlantic region. Every year a group of undergrad and graduate students are vetted to produce an awesome group of ALL STARS! The MACJO was founded in 2009 as an initiative of the Cumberland Jazz Society. Effective August of 2016, MACJO became a division of the Jazz Academy of Music.

MACJO has performed at such notable venues as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Kennedy Center, St. Peters Church (NYC), Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference in New Orleans, in addition to their annual April performance in Cumberland, MD. This is MACJO’s second year performing on the Ronnie Wells Main Stage at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in Rockville, MD.


1st Alto – Peter da Silva, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
2nd Alto – Jeanne Stalteri, Slippery Rock University
1st Tenor – Dylan Band, Temple University
2nd Tenor – Aidan O’Connor, Eastman School of Music
Baritone Sax – Josh Lee, Temple University


1st Trumpet – Sam Merrill, Western Connecticut State University
2nd Trumpet – Luca Rodoni, Temple University
3rd Trumpet – Adam Bleil, West Virginia Wesleyan College
4th Trumpet – Hart Guonjian-Petit, University of Maryland
Alternate: Austin Ieso, Western Connecticut State University


1st Trombone – Brian Martin, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
2nd Trombone – Ian Kaufman, Temple University
3rd Trombone – James Khoury, Georgetown University
4th Trombone – Evan Amoroso, James Madison University
Alternate: Khalid Gray, West Virginia University


Guitar – Owen Ross, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Alternate: Garrett Mader, Eastman


Piano – Matt Twaddle, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Alternate: Scott Edmunds, Temple University


Bass – Chris McGraw, West Virginia Wesleyan College
Alternate: Tyler Buisch – University of Maryland


Drums – Andrew Tachine, Eastman School of Music
Alternate: Donovan Pope, Temple University




Alto – Peter da Silva, Senior, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Tenor – Chris Lewis, Senior, Temple University
Trumpet – Luca Rodoni, Sophomore, Temple University
Trombone – Ian Kaufman, Sophomore, Temple University
Guitar – Owen Ross, 1st year Masters, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Piano – Matt Twaddle, Junior, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Bass – Chris McGraw, Junior, West Virginia Wesleyan
Drums – Andrew Tachine, Junior, Eastman School of Music


Gary Rupert, MACJO Coordinator
P.O. Box 6744
Silver Spring, MD 20906-6744
Phone (MACJO): 301-667-3725
Phone (The Jazz Academy): 301-871-8418