Caris Visentin Liebman will present an afternoon Master Class in Ear Training at CampJazz on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Caris is an oboist, English hornist and composer. She began her oboe studies with Thomas C. Heinze, (former student of John de Lancie, Philadelphia Orchestra). She attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1979-1980 where she was a jazz performance major on oboe.
In 1981 she moved to New York and enrolled at New York University, receiving her B.S. in Jazz Composition in 1984. She has been the leader of her own jazz groups, featuring her original compositions for oboe and English horn in a contemporary jazz setting.
Caris has studied with Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, Joe Viola, George Garzone, Steve Prosser, Harvey Diamond, Jim McNeely, Bob Mintzer and Charlie Banacos.
She has recorded with saxophonist David Liebman on Homage to Coltrane; Trio + 1 -with Liebman, DeJohnette and Holland; Timeline; Classique; Miles Away (all Owl Records), Natural Selection -with Quest (Evidence Music), Puccini: A Walk in the Clouds (Arkadia), Conversation (Sunnyside) as well as with drummer Billy Hart on his CD Rah (Grammavision). Her compositions can be heard on numerous recordings including Jamey Aebersold’s publication and CD Contemporary Standards and Originals Vol.81. She is also featured on a Brazilian music 2013 CD release entitled Familia (Vectordisc), along with her daughter, Lydia and the David Liebman Group.
In addition to performing, she also teaches composition and ear training (privately and as a guest lecturer) as well as private oboe instruction and reed making. She is the instructor of ear training for Phil Woods’ COTA Jazz Camp. She was the owner of Caris Music Copy, a music manuscript preparation service, in NYC from 1984-1986 and the owner of Caris Music Services, from 1989 until 2012, which served primarily as a distributor of educational European jazz publications.