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Frank Woeste: Reversing Ravel

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Maurice Ravel is not only one of the great authors of 20th century classical music, but one of a handful of classical composers to have demonstrated an interest in jazz. During his tour of the United States in 1928, Ravel went to the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, or Connie's Inn and the nearby Cotton Club, to listen to Duke Ellington and his orchestra. He also visited Liederkranz Hall to hear Paul Whiteman, “The King of Jazz," and his orchestra in ...

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Frank Woeste

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Frank Woeste is a German pianist living in jny: Paris. He graduated from the Paris Conservatory in 2001, and was awarded 1st or 2nd prize at several international contests such as the Steinway Prize at the Montreux International Piano Competition (Switzerland), the Jazz Hoeilaart International Competition (Belgium) and the Gexto European Jazzcontest (Spain). Among others, he has played with Ibrahim Maalouf, Dave Douglas, Michel Portal, Youn Sun Nah, Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier, Clarence Penn, Nasheet Waits, ...