He is the CEO of It Iz What It Iz Music Publishing (SESAC), which currently holds over 700 songs in its catalog. His music background consists of extensive study of orchestration with noted 20th century composer John Lessard, harmony with the late electronic music maverick Bulent Arel, and composition with Stony Brook University professor Peter Winkler. He received a BA in Music from Stony Brook University in 1983. Besides crafting over thirty CDs of original music, Tabacco has sang lead vocals for The Ed Palermo Big Band, and Stealin’ Dan 2 as well as vocals and drums for the Beatles Magical Orchestra, and the Beatle’s tribute band Mostly Moptop. When not vocalizing or recording he plays host to a free form college radio show mysteriously entitled CLAM RADIO on WUSB, Stony Brook University.
Like an unfolding musical diary / puzzle, Tabacco’s music and art are constantly being re-worked, juxtaposed and intertwined. His style is a melding of pop, jazz, rock, r&b, avant-garde, aleatory, and neoclassical sprinkled with a good measure of absurd humor. Main influences : The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Firesign Theatre, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Stravinsky, Thelonious Monk, Brian Wilson, Captain Beefheart Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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