Associate Professor, Saxophone
Contact: (904) 620-5205
Todd DelGiudice grew up in South Florida and attended the University of Miami where he was one of the only freshmen in the school's history to make the Concert Jazz Band. During his time in Miami, Todd became a member of one of Red Rodney's last quintets. After studying with Gary Keller and Gary Campbell, Todd moved to NYC where he performed with Maria Schneider, John Fedchock, Donny Mccaslin, Ingrid Jensen, Jon Gordon, Rich Perry, Rick Margitza, and Scott Wendholt among others as well as leading his own groups at the Knitting Factory and other venues.
After completing a masters degree in Jazz Saxophone Performance from the University of Miami and a Masters of Clarinet Performance from the University of Oregon, Todd began his full time teaching career at Eastern Washington University while at the same time continuing his performing career.
Uniquely talented on both saxophone and clarinet, Todd held the lead alto chair in the Bob Curnow Big Band at the same time that he held the 3rd and Bass Clarinet chair in the Spokane Symphony as well as leading his own groups throughout the Northwest. Todd's debut album "Pencil Sketches," released in 2011 on OA2 records received a rare Honorable Mention in the Village Voice in their 2011 Jazz Consumer's guide. Todd has also been featured on albums by the Free Range Saxophone Quartet, the Bob Curnow Big Band, Dennis Marks, Phil Flanigan, Duffy Jackson, University of Miami Concert Jazz Band, and Origin Records releases by Steve Owen and Jon Hamar.
Todd has been a dedicated educator as well, holding similar positions at University of Miami, Northern Illinois University, and Eastern Washington University.