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Private Stash: A Musician's Eye, curated by Fred Hersch, is a look at the varied influences that have helped shape jazz musician's life and work to date. The exhibition is a highly personal immersion into the music, artwork, and life experiences that have come together to inspire his varied oeuvre. In conjunction with Private Stash, apexart will present a series of public concerts by current and former students of Mr. Hersch's.|
Pianist and composer Gregg Kallor's most recent Carnegie Hall concert, in April 2011, featured the world premiere of his nine-movement suite for solo piano, "A Single Noon" – a tableau of New York life told through composed music and improvisation. The suite will be featured on Kallor's upcoming solo album. "Kallor is one of the rare artists who successfully straddles the divide between jazz improvisers and classical interpreters." –The New Orleans Times-Picayune. GreggKallor.com
New York-based pianist/composer Vadim Neselovskyi has won praise from The Los Angeles Times ("extraordinary playing") and The New York Times ("feathery touch") and is also known as one of the key members of the Grammy winning Gary Burton Quintet. A native of Odessa and a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Neselovskyi is rapidly gaining a reputation as a bandleader, creating what jazzreview.com called a "thrilling blend of classical and jazz."
Dan Tepfer is a New York-based pianist and composer and one of the most formidable jazz musicians on the international stage. By age 28, he has performed the world over in contexts ranging from solo piano to full orchestra, chronicling his talents on the solo disc Twelve Improvisations in Twelve Keys (2009) as well as the trio sessions Before the Storm (2005), Oxygen (2007) and Five Pedals Deep, his 2010 Sunnyside release. Dan has also had the extraordinary privilege of an ongoing duo partnership with alto saxophonist and jazz luminary Lee Konitz, documented on the acclaimed 2009 Sunnyside CD Duos With Lee.
Adam Birnbaum is quickly emerging as one of the top young voices in jazz piano. After receiving an Artist's Diploma from Juilliard as a member of the inaugural class in Jazz Studies in 2003, Adam went on to win the American Jazz Piano Competition in May 2004 to become the American Pianists Association's Cole Porter fellow in Jazz. Since then Adam has performed extensively throughout the world in top jazz festivals, recital halls and jazz clubs, as a soloist, sideman, and as a leader. He regularly performs with his own trio as well as with Greg Osby's group and with the Al Foster Quartet.
A 24-year-old jazz pianist and composer originally from Southern California, Jeremy Siskind recently took second prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition. His recent CD, Simple Songs (for When the World Seems Strange), earned four stars from Downbeat Magazine and was placed on three critics' "top CDs of the year." Having recently completed a Master's in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Siskind currently resides in New York where he studies piano with Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff.
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All events are free and open to the public.
apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.apexart
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