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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.
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.
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.