Jazz Pianist Masterclass Date: Saturday, April 27 Time: 2:00 pm Artist Biography Described as one of the busiest solo jazz pianists and music educators on the scene today, Dave Frank is also the author of the
Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 2:00 pm
Described as one of the busiest solo jazz pianists and music educators on the scene today, Dave Frank is also the author of the best-selling Hal Leonard book and video series, Joy of Improv and Breakthrough to Improv. A past associate professor of piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1987-2004, and a co-founder of the New York School of Jazz (1983-86), Dave moved to New York City in 2004 to direct the Dave Frank School of Jazz in midtown Manhattan. The DFSOJ offers private instruction for aspiring musicians at all levels, as well as frequent concerts/workshops for the general public.
Dave has been consistently traveling worldwide since 1994, and to date has presented solo concerts and master classes in many countries, including Spain, England, Holland, Belgium, Brazil, South Africa, Switzerland, Argentina, Nicaragua, Peru, Costa Rica, France and throughout the US and Canada. Dave has also been a featured performer and clinician at major worldwide jazz festivals, including the 2012 Jazzheads Jazz Festival, the 2010 Jazz Alive Festival, the 2002 North Sea Jazz Festival, the 2001 and 2003 Montreux Jazz Festivals, and the 1999 Winnipeg Jazz Festival.
Dave Frank is a regular on the BET Jazz Network and was recently a featured guest on the NPR radio show ‘Jazz Inspired’ with Judy Carmichael. Dave Frank has also been the subject of feature articles in the Boston Globe, Keyboard Magazine, and The Chronicle of Higher Learning.
Dave has four critically acclaimed solo piano CDs released on the Jazzheads label: Portrait of New York, Turning it Loose!, Ballads and Burners and Power of the Piano. All are available for purchase or download at www.jazzheads.com.
Dave’s teachers include the legendary Lennie Tristano, Charlie Banacos and John Larosa.
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