Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba
Available Tuesday, Saturday
Big-brass enthusiast, tubist, and sousaphonist, Santo Buzzanca is
no stranger to the D.C. music scene. Santo has played at the
Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institute, Bohemian Caverns, the
D.C. Convention Center, and any bar you can name.
Music started for Santo at the age of 12, when he began studying
at the Fillmore Art Center under renowned saxophonist Fred Foss
and trumpet player Dr. Rod Daniel. Buzzanca would play trombone
in the Thelonius Monk Jazz Ensemble before transitioning to
baritone horn. Entering Wilson High School, he picked up the
tuba. It was then he began performing schools choir, concert
band, jazz band, and marching band.
In 2002, Santo began his college career as a music education
major, studying and performing at Howard Bowie State and the
University of the District of Columbia. There he would march with
the Howard University Showtime marching band, the Symphony of
Soul, and also play in other brass ensembles.
Santo has been an assistant band director at Coolidge and Dunbar
High Schools. He has worked with the DC Youth Orchestra, Boys and
Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and Georgetown University pep