All posts tagged: Piano

Interview: Pianist Amina Claudine Myers

Composer, pianist, organist and vocalist Amina Claudine Myers sat down to talk with Hillary Donnell about some upcoming projects, her most memorable collaborations and her work with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Hillary Donnell: How was it playing the Sheen Center on closing night at Winter Jazz, did you enjoy yourself? Amina

Crispell, Marilyn

Primary Scene: Woodstock, NY; New York City Marilyn Crispell lives in Woodstock, NY, where she currently teaches at the Creative Music Studio. Crispell graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music and studied classical piano and composition. Some of her early inspirations include John Coltrane and Cecil Taylor. She has worked in groups such as the

Taborn, Craig

Primary Scene: New York Jazz pianist and keyboard player Craig Taborn began working professionally in the 1990s in a variety of musical contexts, ranging from more straight-ahead jazz to more outside music, with young jazz musicians, seasoned veterans, and even techno artists. In his hometown of Minneapolis, Taborn studied piano, composition, and music theory with

Courvoisier, Sylvie

Primary Scene: New York Sylvie Courvoisier is a pianist, composer, sideman and band leader. Born In Lausanne, Switzerland, Courvoisier moved to New York in 1998 and has lived in Brooklyn since that time. She has led several groups over the years and has recorded over 60 records for different labels, notably ECM , Tzadik and Intakt Records. Courvoisier

Moore, Cooper-

Primary Scene: New York In his own words: A multi-instrumentalist, composer, storyteller, instrument-builder and educator living in East Harlem, New York City, my approach to music goes beyond simple categorization. Though what I do now is informed by Creative Improvised Music and the jazz avant-garde, my ears are rooted in the Gospel, Blues and Bluegrass

Nagai, Shoko

Primary Scene: Brooklyn/New York Born in Nagoya, Japan, Shoko Nagai has been evolving as a professional musician for more than 18 years. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1999 she moved to New York City and quickly established herself in the downtown jazz scene performing with such renowned artists as John Zorn, Erik

Mitchell, Matt

(photo by Colin Lenton) Primary Scene: Brooklyn/New York Matt Mitchell is a pianist and composer interested in the intersections of various strains of acoustic, electric, composed, and improvised new music.  He has lived in Philadelphia since 1999 and performs regularly in New York City, throughout the United States and around the world. His album Fiction

Rosenbloom, Mara

Primary Scene: Brooklyn/New York Mara Rosenbloom is a pianist, composer, and bandleader based in Brooklyn, New York. Drawn to New York’s diversity, intensity, and constant buzz of sound, Mara moved away from her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin to study in NYC in 2004. By 2009, she emerged onto the scene as a strong leader, presenting

Stacken, Jesse

Primary Scene: Beacon, NY (2015- ), Brooklyn/New York (2005-2015) Jesse Stacken, “One of the most impressive pianists and composers of his generation” (NYC Jazz Record) has been a vital force on the New York City jazz scene for over a decade. He continually brings freshness to the stage, whether through conceptual ideas or inventive spontaneity. He

Sanchez, Angelica

Primary Scene: Brooklyn/New York Pianist and composer Angelica Sanchez has been involved in the New York scene since arriving in 1994, after studying composition and jazz at Arizona State University. She has led her own trio, quartet, and quintet, featuring Marc Ducret, Tony Malaby, Drew Gress, and Tom Rainey. She has also played regularly with Wadada Leo Smith,