Content by tag "Virtuoso"

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Chris Greco

Endorsing artist: Selmer Paris saxophones, Gonzalez reeds, Silverstein Works Pro Team

Award-winning composer and performer Chris Greco has followed a path in music of discovery and accumulation. He has composed and performed a broad and diverse range of jazz music, classical chamber, and concert hall music. He draws from the music traditions of the past and the present within the worlds of jazz, non-western music, twentieth century music, American popular music, and the classical repertoire. As a composer and multi-instrumentalist Greco's development was shaped in Los Angeles

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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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Evgeny Pobozhiy

Evgeny Pobozhiy is a famous jazz and fusion virtuoso guitarist and composer, one of the leaders of Moscow jazz scene. As a member of numerous projects of Igor Butman including Igor Butman Quintet and Moscow Jazz Orchestra he added a perfect sound of his versatile guitar to dozens of international projects which featured Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Manhattan Transfer, Dee Dee Bridgewater and other superstars. Pobozhiy is fueling a fast growth of his solo career by creating international projects with young jazz stars from USA, Europe, Asia and Russia. His latest musical videos featuring Federico Malaman, Anton Davidyants and Gergo Borlai became viral on Youtube

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Jan Randall

Classical, jazz, blues, and pop music have all been part of Jan’s life since he began playing by ear at the age of three. His education includes a degree in Theory and Composition from the University of Alberta, advanced courses in theory and orchestration, and jazz studies at Grant MacEwan and North Texas State University. Mr. Randall’s classical works include A Midsummer Night’s Ice Dream (1991) which is possibly the first ballet composed for figure skaters. CREDITS With over 800 film and television credits for CBC, NFB, the Discovery Channel and ACCESS TV, in 2001 he was Composer and Music Director for the IAFF World Championships Ceremonies that was broadcast to an estimated live audience of 4 billion people and featured original works performed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and a 1000 voice choir

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Andy Firth

Andy Firth started his performance career at the age of 14 when he appeared around South Australia featuring in small groups and big bands. By 17 Andy had moved to Adelaide and co-founded his first band The BBC Trio and later the BBC Quartet, Andy Firth’s reputation as one of Australia’s most outstanding jazz talents was further endorsed with his appearances on ABC, channel 7,9 and 10 television shows, The Burrows Collection, Sunday, Hey, Hey it’s Saturday, Clive Robertson’s News World and The Midday Show with Ray Martin. Today, Andy Firth is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding clarinet players in the world, having played internationally with some of the greatest performers, bands and orchestras in both classical and jazz music

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Joe Pass: Virtuoso

Read "Virtuoso" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

When considering all the talent that exists in jazz, there exist damn few musicians who can be deemed without peer. Art Tatum and Charlie Parker might be considered as such; Joe Pass might be the definition of a musician without peer. Pass arrived magically on the recording scene in 1962 with The Sound of Synanon (Pacific ...

Joe Pass: Virtuoso

Read "Virtuoso" reviewed by David Rickert

A true virtuoso weds rich artistic sensibility with a mastery of the instrument the artist chooses to express it. Therefore, Art Tatum was a true virtuoso, whereas Miles Davis wasn't, he had artistic expression in spades, but his technique on the instrument was limited. It takes a lot of confidence (or gall) to label yourself a ...