Signature Series Concert

Jazz Concert Featuring

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band Pianist

AnnaMaria Mottola

Sponsored by Ned and Diana Creighton

Sponsored by Ned and Diana Creighton, this drive-in/open-air concert will feature the "President's Own" United States Marine Band Pianist AnnaMaria Mottola live on stage at Oracle Center for the Arts.

Ms. Mottola is a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band whose mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually.

After January 20, Ms. Mottola will have served as pianist five different presidential administrations. This concert is especially significant as it will follow the 2021 inauguration and will be the first jazz concert ever featured on the Oracle Piano Society Signature Series.

Ms. Mottola has assembled a jazz quartet for this concert consisting of three other local jazz musicians to be announced.


Pianist Master Sergeant AnnaMaria Mottola joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in June 2003. She was appointed principal and section leader in September 2013. Master Sgt. Mottola began her musical instruction at age 4. After graduating in 2000 from Robert Service High School in Anchorage, she attended Arizona State University in Tempe where she studied jazz and classical piano with Chuck Marohnic, Mike Crotty and Robert Hamilton.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Master Sgt. Mottola participated in several competitions, winning the Arizona State University Concerto Competition in 2000 and Alaska Music Teacher Association piano competition from 1996-1998.

She has been featured as a soloist under guest conductor Leonard Slatkin in Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Opus 26, and was featured as a tour soloist in 2006 performing George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and in 2009 performing George Gershwin’s Allegro from Concerto in F.


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