Professional Bio


Denver jazz pianist Marc Sabatella teaches applied and jazz piano at Regis. Sabatella received an M.M. in Composition (Jazz Emphasis) from the University of Denver, where he also teaches jazz theory.

For two years, Marc could be heard leading the band every Friday night at Denver's most famous jazz club, El Chapultepec, and he was the house pianist there for six years in all. He has also headlined at virtually all other Denver area jazz clubs over the years, including Dazzle, Vartan Jazz, Trios, and Sambuca. Marc has worked with the area's top players such as Keith Oxman, Fred Hess, Ron Miles, Art Lande, and Hugh Ragin, as well as jazz greats Delfeayo Marsalis, Charles McPherson, Bobby Shew, John Fedchock, Allan Harris, Greg Abate, Red Holloway, Pete Christlieb, Marcus Printup, Wessell Anderson, Javon Jackson, Chico Freeman, Mel Martin, Sunny Wilkinson, and others.

Marc has released several recordings as a leader in addition to appearing as a sideman on several CDs by Fred Hess and by Hugh Ragin. Marc's latest release is Determination, a quartet session. 

Marc received an MM in Composition (Jazz Emphasis) from the University of Denver.  He currently teaches Jazz Theory and Aural Skills at DU, and he teaches jazz piano and other topics at Regis University.  Marc also teaches and leads ensembles for Colorado Jazz Workshop, and he has taught for The Gift of Jazz and for the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts as well.