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Dan Costa: Skyness

Read "Skyness" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

The gentle piano “Prologue" instantly telegraphs that something rare and luxurious is on its way. These are the opening chords of Skyness, the gifted pianist/composer Dan Costa's 2018 follow-up to his auspicious 2016 debut, Suite Três Rios (also self-produced), which peaked at number one on the iTunes jazz chart and was named one of the year's ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen Releases Highly Anticipated New Solo Album, Outstandards

Pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen Releases Highly Anticipated New Solo Album, Outstandards

In Outstandards, pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen presents jazzy renditions of classical cornerstones such as “Für Elise" (Beethoven) and Mozart’s "Piano Sonata in C major" alongside jazz classics such as “Tea for Two" (Youmans / Caesar) and “Cheek to Cheek" (Berlin). Katsenelenbogen also revisits Chick Corea’s “Armando’s Rhumba," which was released on his CD Solotude in 2005 and ...

Take Five with Tihomir Stojiljkovic

Read "Take Five with Tihomir Stojiljkovic" reviewed by Tihomir Stojiljkovic

About Tihomir Stojiljkovic

Jazz pianist/composer Tihomir Stojiljkovic was born in Leskovac, Serbia. In his debut album Solo we discover the treasures of Balkan musical heritage, tastefully reinvented through the language of modern jazz.

At the age of six, Tihomir started playing mostly traditional music on the accordion. By the age of sixteen, ...

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Eyran Katsenelenbogen

Eyran Katsenelenbogen is a pianist who has performed throughout the world. In 2019, he released his latest solo album, titled Outstandards, with a concert tour that included venues in the U.S., Europe and Israel. Katsenelenbogen's recordings have been reviewed by jazz publications such as Jazziz, JazzTimes, Jazz Journal International and All About Jazz, which stated in its recent review of Eyran’s previous release: "88 Fingers is truly a virtuoso's work. Perhaps Katsenelenbogen is most in league with Art Tatum for this fact: he sets the bar towards which other pianists must strive." A classically trained pianist with a jazz style, Katsenelenbogen has performed and recorded in venues such as the Iridium Jazz Club, New York; Teatro di Marcello, Rome; the Tel-Aviv Jazz & Blues Festival; the Bechstein Centrum, Hamburg; Mirrors Hall, Saint Petersburg; Scullers Jazz Club, Boston; Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA; Saint Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, UK; and the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto

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Yaniv Taubenhouse

Having received his first piano lessons at the age of six, Israeli native Yaniv Taubenhouse graduated from the Thelma-Yellin high school of the arts in Tel Aviv. Upon graduation, he went on to study with gifted Israeli instructors such as Dr. Assaf Zohar, Ms. Hanna Shalgi, and Prof. Benjamin Oren. Master classes and lessons in the U.S. and Europe included work with jazz and classical pianists such as Richard Goode, Brad Mehldau, Robert McDonald, and Sonia Rubinsky. In December 2009. Yaniv came to New York to study with pianist Pavlina Dokovska and in the fall of 2010, he moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas to study with pianist Jura Margulis in the piano performance program at the University of Arkansas

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Susanna Lindeborg

Susanna Lindeborg, piano,keyboard, composer. After receiving a classical education she came during the 70th into contact with improvised jazz music, which became an important source of inspiration.


What you first think of together with Susanna Lindeborg is her virtuouso play on the piano mixed with electronic instruments, which has been known most of all through the group {{m: Mwendo Dawa = 19835}}, which she is the leader of together with saxophone player {{m: Ove Johansson = 17430}}. {{m: Mwendo Dawa = 19835}} has been succesfully touring in 25 countries in Europe, North and South America, China performing at festivals like Montreux, Northsea and Montreal. The last few years she has been regularly visiting USA and Canada with {{m: Mwendo Dawa = 19835}}. Susanna also writes a lot of the repertoire for the group.

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Renato Diz

Renato Diz is a Portuguese pianist, composer and producer based in New York. Born in Porto, Portugal, Renato studied classical piano exclusively for 12 years, under the tutelage of Dr. Rui Pintão, at Fundação Conservatório Regional de Gaia. A chance encounter with jazz at a concert by pianist and composer Carlos Azevedo, introduced him to the world of improvised music and he decided to pursue his studies in this art. In 2004 he became a private student of Carlos Azevedo and in 2006 he was accepted in the leading jazz program on the Iberian Peninsula at the time, for a Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Performance at ESMAE - IPP in Porto

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Marcin Wasilewski

The trio is one of the brightest stars of the Polish jazz scene, recognised for their unique talent in blending tradition with contemporary sound. Marcin Wasilewski Trio is: Marcin Wasilewski, piano, (born 1975), Sławomir Kurkiewicz, double- bass, (born 1975) and Michał Miśkiewicz (born 1977) playing drums. The band combines the grand tradition of the challenging piano trio tenet and creates their own distinct sound in doing so. It is also one of the most consistently developing bands of the Polish music scene, and one that is very open to inspiration from the surrounding environment. The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is considered one of the most acclaimed and unique jazz formations of its generation, and it has garnered recognition in its native Poland as well as abroad. In 2019, the band will celebrates 25 years of playing in an unwavering squad

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Ian Sadock

Ian Sadock is an award-winning pianist and jazz composer from Philadelphia with unique research interests in the mechanics of improvised music, maintaining an active and expanding studio of piano and music theory students. Ian Sadock is on the piano faculty at The Settlement School and Greensleeves Music, providing private piano and music theory lessons in the greater Philadelphia region. His education included private study under John Swana, Dr. Theresa Klinefelter and Peter Paulsen at West Chester University, Don Glanden at The University of the Arts, Dr. Igor Resniaski and David Dzubinski at the Nelly Berman School of Music, and Arturo O’Farrill, amongst others

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Tim Chernikoff

Tim Chernikoff is a Jazz pianist originally from Palo Alto, California. His style integrates the jazz tradition with a fresh approach drawing from the styles of inspirations such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and current artists such as Robert Glasper, Aaron Parks and Taylor Eigsti. He started learning exclusively from a classical approach at age 6, until high school when he started playing in the jazz band. Around that time, he was inspired by his older brother to learn how to play music from an improvisational, collaborative approach. Also being inspired by local musicians such as Eigsti and the many artists he encountered while attending the Stanford Jazz Workshop, he studied jazz throughout High School, learning from a local teacher named Bill Susmann