Join us this Friday, October 2nd, for an in-store Barnes & Noble interview and performance session with legendary pianist, composer and accordion player Gil Goldstein
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Barnes and Noble
150 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028
About Gil Goldstein
Gil Goldstein (born 1950) is American jazz pianist and synthesizer player who started on the accordion.
He began studying accordion at age 5, but later moved on to cello and piano. He studied at the Berklee College of Music and by 1973 was working with Pat Metheny, Lee Konitz, and others. He started with the Gil Evans Orchestra in the early 1980s and also worked with Wayne Shorter. He has also worked in films including De-Lovely, where he performed I Love Paris" and coached Kevin Kline, and in Little Buddha as an arranger.
He resumed doing occasional accordion work in the 1980s. The most notable of his accordion efforts in the 1980s might be when accompanying Michel Petrucciani and on his own. As an accordionist he toured with Richard Galliano in 2000, but also played piano on the tour.
During the 1980s and 90s he was a member of the group Elements.
Goldstein is credited with composing the music for the 1994 film Radio Inside.
He has won three Grammy Awards two of which came from his production and arrangement credits for Michael Brecker's Wide Angles album (2003).
In 2007 he co-released an album Your Songs: The Music of Elton John on ObliqSound with legends Steve Swallow, Paul Motian, and well known Italian saxaphonist Pietro Tonolo. The quartet performed jazz arrangements of some of Elton John's most popular songs.
Goldstein is currently a professor at New York University.
About Dave Schroeder
As a performer, Dave Schroeders main musical focus has been leading the eclectic New York City-based ensemble, Combo Nuvo, where he displays his skills on multiple woodwinds and composition. In addition to his own group, he has performed and/or recorded with a wide array of artists including Teo Macero, Larry Coryell, Airto Moreira, Oscar Castro-Neves, Lee Konitz, Don Friedman, and Kenny Werner.
As the Director of the Jazz Studies Program at New York University, Schroeder has developed an inspired jazz studies program whos world renowned faculty include John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, George Garzone, Chris Potter, Richard Bona, Jean-Michel Pilc, Peter Bernstein, Gil Goldstein, Dafnis Prieto, Billy Drummond, Lenny Pickett, Antonio Sanchez, Stefon Harris, Brian Lynch, and Robin Eubanks, among others.
As a music producer, Schroeder created the Blue Note Jazz Club Jazz Masters Series, the NYU Jazz Masterclass DVD Series, Joe Lovano Jazz Standards DVD, and is currently the host of the Barnes & Noble/NYU Steinhardt Jazz Series.
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