Jazz News

Alumni News:

Two of our alumni have composed the music for a major film to be released in 2018. Zachary Seman ‘11 and Charles Klarsfeld ‘11 are credited as composers on The Brits Are Coming . Zach Seman also just completed the score to the new Louis CK film, I Love You Daddy

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Max Pitman ‘18  started new job at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College  May 2018 — Company Management Intern at Bard SummerScape 2018

Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

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Guitarist Miles Sweeney ‘18 and drummer/keyboardist  Evan Garcia Renart ‘12 announce their new record release of Off Road Minivan @offroadminivan Pre-Order our EP here http://smarturl.it/OffRoadMiniVan

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Zachary Walker- Kahne ‘18  tarted new job teaching piano  at  at The Community Music Space, Red Hook, NY

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Paul Parker ‘14 started a new job at Maestrano as Junior software engineer · February 8, 2018

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Bard News:

Bard Jazz Studies welcomes the addition of two new instrumental instructors: cellist/ composer Akua Dixon (akuadixon.com) and violinist/composer Gwen Laster (http://www.gwenlaster.com.)

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2017 Grant Announcement: Erica Lindsay, composing for the Alchemy Sound Project, is the recipient of the Chamber Music of America 2017 New Jazz Works Commission, made possible with the generous support of the Doris Duke Foundation

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Erica Lindsay is Recipient of the Composer Now 2017 Creative Residencies, in partnership with The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Asian Cultural Council

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Erica  Lindsay will be collaborating with Tibetan choreographer/dance artist Wangjia Zhaxi in  a weeklong residency to take place this November.

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Thurman Barker is currently working on a composition for Jazz quintet and orchestra called South Side Suite.

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We mark the passing of pianist Cecil Taylor March 15, 1929 – April 5, 2018,  a longtime collaborator with percussionist and Bard faculty member Thurman Barker

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Choreographer/ Bard Faculty member  Peter Kyle premiered his piece Travelers with new music by Bard Faculty member John Esposito at the Bard Dance Faculty Concert

Fri April 13 7:30 pm, Saturday April 14 4pm & 7:30 pm, Sunday April 15 4pm

Luma Theater , Fisher Center

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Wednesday May 2 John Esposito was interviewed by DJ Rita Ryan at WVKR Vassar College Radio featuring music from his Sunjump Records label. Wvkr.org

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John Esposito’s Sunjump Records announces new release: Lyra SJCD0016 featuring:

Greg Glassman – trumpet

Stacey Dillard – tenor & soprano sax

John Esposito – piano

Ira Coleman – bass

Peter O’Brien – drums

Recorded, mixed & mastered 2014 by Scott Petito at NRS, Catskill, NY.

Executive Producer – John Esposito

Interior cover art – Lyra Esposito Steele

Package design – Laura Steele

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John Esposito’s Sunjump Records announces new release: Music Is Love: The Manhattan Sessions  SJCD0017 featuring:

Sangeeta Michael Berardi – guitar

Joe Diorio – guitar

Vea Williams – vocals

Eddie Gomez – bass

Rashied Ali – drums

Geoffrey Gordon – tabla/percussion

Rahiim Taalib – percussion

 

Edited & mastered by Scott Petito 2017 at NRS, Catskill, NY

Executive Producer – John Esposito

Cover art – Sangeeta Michael Berardi

Package design – Laura Steele

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John Esposito has a new website for his Sunjump Records label. www.sunjumprecords.com

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