Master Classes (5)
A performance and introduction to the process of composition with Bobby Avey.
Winner of the 2011 Thelonious Monk competition for composition and hailed by the New York Times as a "fearsomely gifted young pianist" Avey will share some of his music and demystify the process of decision-making that shapes the outcome of a composition.
For more, see Bobby Avey.com.
Saxophonist Dave Liebman will talk about the transcription process, which is a vital step towards achieving an authentic jazz rhythmic feeling.
For more, see David Liebman.com.
He is the artistic director for the Scranton Jazz Festival, The Pa Jazz Alliance, Jazz Camp Crescendo and The Director of Jazz Studies at Penn State University. His touring and recording credits include: Maynard Ferguson, Dave Liebman, The OrganiK Vibe Trio, Dave Samuels, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Bob Dorough, Jon Faddis, Kurt Elling, Will Lee, Mike Stern, Paquito D’Rivera, John Legend, Juan Gabriel and Don Rickles.
For More, see Marko Marcinko.com.
During their visit to the Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection at the Kemp Library at East Stroudsburg University, students will get a chance to explore the thousands of sound recordings, books, dvds, photos and more. Established in 1988, the jazz collection at ESU has been home to jazz of all eras, specifically contributions of local musicians such as Al Cohn, Phil Woods, Dave Liebman, Bob Dorough, and many others.
Hear the creator of School House Rock, composer of the jazz standard Devil May Care and Miles Davis collaborator discuss his his life in Music.