‘Round Midnight is a barbershop quartet with unique style. They demonstrate how close harmony can be applied to different musical genres such as R&B, Broadway, pop, jazz, and rock.
The quartet has been featured in an array of showcases, contests, and master classes for students from Kindergarten through University (and beyond) in North America and Europe.
About 'Round Midnight
'Round Midnight has been thrilling audiences for over fifteen years with their one-of-a-kind style. They demonstrate how barbershop harmony can be applied to different musical genres like R&B, pop, jazz, and rock, and Broadway. The quartet is a multiple Top 10 Finalist in the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) International Barbershop Quartet Contest and they are past BHS Mid-Atlantic District Quartet Champions. The group has received praise for their recording efforts too, garnering multiple Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (CARA) nominations. Their third and latest album is entitled, "Live Out Loud".
Dubbed "The Barbershop Gateway Drug" by Contemporary A Cappella guru Deke Sharon (Music Director, Pitch Perfect 1, 2, & 3), ‘Round Midnight was voted “Favorite Barbershop Quartet” by the membership of CASA – The Contemporary A Cappella Society. The foursome also was crowned New York City Harmony Sweepstakes Champions and voted the “Audience Favorite” award winner. In their advocacy for music education, ‘Round Midnight was appointed as "Arts Envoy" by the U.S. State Department and they have conducted master classes on barbershop harmony for students of all ages from Kindergarten through University (and beyond) in North America and Europe.
LARRY BOMBACK - tenor
Larry is Senior Vice President of Administration at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, one of the top music conservatories in the world. Prior to this appointment, he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at DataArts. Previously, Larry was Director of Finance and Operations at OPERA America, and Operations Manager at the award-winning New York Youth Symphony. Larry is also the founder and Artistic Director of the acclaimed “Voices of Gotham” Men’s Chorus. A former Lecturer of Music History at Hunter College in Manhattan, he has published articles in several esteemed periodicals, and has presented lectures in the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
WAYNE GRIMMER - lead
Wayne earned a Master's degree in Composition and Arranging from Five Towns College in his native New York, where he taught for several years as a music professor. While living in New York, he was the Musical Director of three barbershop ensembles and he has served as a guest director and clinician for various youth barbershop harmony camps and workshops. He is now, appropriately, a resident of Nashville, Tennessee (aka "Music City, USA"). His popular A Cappella arrangements have been published by Hal Leonard Corporation and are performed by quartets and choruses all over the world. Wayne was nominated by the Barbershop Harmony Society as "Arranger of the Year" and he is the resident vocal arranger for ‘Round Midnight.
T.J. CAROLLO - baritone
T.J. is the Choral and Drama Director at a middle school in New York, where he directs three choirs and the musical theater program. He has directed over a decades’ worth of school musical productions and has created and taught clinics to assist teachers aspiring to establish engaging theater programs in their own schools. He also serves as a mentor for collegiate pre-service music teachers in the field. T.J. earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music Education from Five Towns College, where he was a founding member of the institution’s storied collegiate barbershop program.
JEFF GLEMBOSKI - bass
Jeff is an elementary school classroom/choral music teacher on Long Island, NY. He is a Five Towns College alumnus with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, both in Music Education. Jeff is the currently the Musical Director of both the Twin Shores Chorus and the Long Island Sound Chorus along with its scholastic offshoot, the Five Towns College collegiate barbershop program (the first barbershop chorus in the world offered for college credit). In addition, he moonlights as a featured vocalist with “New York’s Most Dangerous Big Band”.
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