Take Five With Agenor Garcia
Meet Agenor Garcia:
Agenor Garcia is a well-established composer, performer, and musical director in Brazil. Garcia blends improvisation and influences of artists like Egberto Gismonti and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Agenor Garcia is a pianist who creates a mood all of his own.
In Europe, Garcia has released Alabastro, produced by Tom Harney for Golden Dome Records in 2002.
Agenor Garcia has released a live album recorded at Steinway & Sons galleries around the USA and plays Brazilian jazz concerts with an art exhibition of the renowned Brazilian photographer, Jane Pini.
Teachers and/or influences?
Bill Evans and Bach.
I knew I wanted to be a musician when...
I had the first contact with a musical instrument at 12-years old.
Your teaching approach:
I am energetic, experienced, and a creative music teacher wit ha proven ability to get the best out of pupils. I am an expert at identifying the appropriate resources required for a subject matter then ensuring that they are used efficiently, effectively, and safely.
Your dream band:
Joe Lovano and Egberto Gismonti,
Steinway & Sons galleries.
Your favorite recording in your discography and why?
The Music Of Agenor Garcia Live. Because it was recorded live at Steinway & Sons gallery.
The first Jazz album I bought was:
Bill Evans live at Village Vanguard (Riverside, 1961).
What do you think is the most important thing you are contributing musically?
Creating, composing, and improvising during the show.