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 Jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jazz also reflects a continuing tension between individual freedom and group structure, as seen in the shifting emphasis between the spontaneously improvising soloist, on the one hand, and composed and arranged ensemble music, on the other hand.
Three characteristics have distinguished jazz throughout its history: (1) improvisation; (2) a distinctive rhythmic approach known as swing; and (3) an expectation that each jazz musician should attain a unique, individual sound through his or her distinctive improvisational approach to harmony, melody, and rhythm, and often through intentional variations or distortions of tone and timbre.
Although jazz musicians were part of this larger movement, their wide-ranging travels reflect the popularity of jazz among fls and whites in the United States and a growing audience abroad.
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 How Jazz Musicians Practice
Jazz pianists practice melodic playing in a variety of ways: melody alone, with L.H. accompaniment, in 3rds, 6ths and other intervals, thickened with one or two handed chords, etc. Melodic playing is also a key part of improvising.
Jazz pianists may stagger their time between working on specific devices as an exercise and working on the devices within a song.
Jazz is essentially an aural tradition as echoed in the phrase "the records are the textbooks." The extensive texts, methods, transcriptions, and resources on all aspects of how to play jazz are a relatively recent phenomenon.
www.tedrosenthal.com /practice.htm   (2161 words)

  
 WAER - Jazz 88 - 30 Greatest Pianists
Pianist number 2 in the Jazz 88 listener survey was severely visually impaired, and learned to read sheet music using Braille and special glasses, but was largely self-taught as a musician.
Pianist number 11 in the Jazz 88 listener poll is from a very musical family; he and his two brothers all became leading jazz musicians.
Pianist number 15 in the Jazz 88 poll learned piano as a child, and was playing in the notorious Storyville district of New Orleans at the age of 12.
www.waer.org /30pianists.html   (4435 words)

  
 The World of Jazz - Larousse Encyclopedia of Music
If there is a factor common to all jazz performances, it is that the musician is creating his own melodic variations on a given melodic theme, these variations being based on the underlying harmonies of the original material, the whole being conceived against a background of rhythmic syncopation.
Unlike all other jazz orchestral writers, Ellington wrote not for grouped instruments, but for the individuals who played those instruments, so that the number of different effects he could achieve with a simple c major chord was limited only by the number of permutations he could command in a band of fifteen men.
Already the jazz musician, frustrated by the limitations of harmony, is rejecting this convention and in the process of destroying the frame which has lent coherence to his art in the past.
www.festivalfans.com /aboutjazz/worldofjazz.htm   (5525 words)

  
 Latin Jazz Piano by Peter La Barbera The Jazz Zine
Danilo is a jazz musician that uses the craft of the composition to explain to us the language he is musically speaking.
Of all the brilliant Latin jazz pianists that have made serious marks into the music, it may hold that the name of Danilo Pérez will be one of those rare innovators that will have contributed originality and opened new doors for younger musicians to follow.
The jazz part would come in when the tenor sax player would improvise over the fire and smoke happening with the chorus and response from the singers.
members.aol.com /plabjazz/fourpianos.html   (1960 words)

  
 Jazz Pianists
Jazz pianist from Brooklyn is available for performances and does arrangements for jazz and studio ensembles.
Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and educator based in Toronto.
Former jazz pianist with the USMA Band's Jazz Knights from 1975 -1995.
www.keyboardtipoftheday.com /Links/Jazz-Pianists.html   (591 words)

  
 PUPPY JAZZ Distribution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For many jazz lovers, the small bands of that period represented the finest flowering of the genre, and it is to these vital little groups that Varro and his colleagues pay homage." - Duncan Schiedt, veteran writer and photgrapher of jazz since 1939.
The sheer scope of his playing amazes musicians, particularly pianists, and it is enhanced on this recording by his interplay with the members of his trio, Howard Alden on guitar and Bob Haggart on bass.
He is a master at blending the resonance of jazz tradition with a healthy dose of individuality and is a song player of the first rank.
www.puppyjazz.com /dspCatalog.cfm?QuickStep=&CatalogSort=Title,asc   (11663 words)

  
 jazz pianists
Jazz was everywhere in Chicago, and Cole's school was a musical hotbed, producing musicians of the stature of Ray Nance, Eddie South and Milt Hinton.
By 1948, and Nature Boy (a US number 1), on which Cole was accompanied by Frank DeVol's Orchestra, the move away from small group jazz, towards his eventual position as one of the most popular vocalists of the day, was well under way.
Perhaps, like Louis Armstrong, the most moving aspect of his legacy is the way his music cuts across the usual boundaries—chart watchers and jazz heads, rock ‘n’ rollers and MOR fans can all have a good time with his music.
tastiamo.interfree.it /nat-king-cole.html   (1145 words)

  
 NPR's Jazz Profiles: Keith Jarrett
Like Herbie Hancock and Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett is one of the most influential jazz pianists to emerge after Thelonious Monk.
His lengthy improvisational explorations and emotional poignancy is heard in many of the latest generation of pianists like Brad Mehldau, and Marilyn Crispell.
His investigation of jazz would later take him to bandleader Stan Kenton's Summer Camps, where he studied jazz with members of the big band.
www.npr.org /programs/jazzprofiles/archive/jarrett_k.html   (831 words)

  
 news release 022704   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The judges who selected the finalists were Beegie Adair, a Vanderbuilt University jazz pianist; Sue Downs, a Yamaha Corp. jazz piano specialist; Joan Hickey a University of Illinois jazz pianist; Brent Wallarab, conductor of the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra; and Marvin Chandler, a Jazz Foundation Hall of Fame 2003 Honoree.
The mission of the American Pianists Association is to discover, promote and advance the careers of world-class, American, classical and jazz pianists who are between the ages of 18 and 30.
He won the 2002 Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Musicianship Award and was a finalist in the 2001 and 2002 Montreaux Solo Jazz Piano Competitions in Switzerland.
www.americanpianists.org /newsrelease022704.shtm   (1129 words)

  
 Ahmad Jamal
I wonder if some of the difference might be that jazz pianists are so = often envelope pushers -- in the same sense that Franz Liszt was an = envelope pusher.
Classical pianists, on the = other hand, are performing what has already been written -- within the = limitations of existing piano technology.
In the world of jazz, = including composition and improvisation, that means expanding the = "vocabulary" with which they can work.
www.ptg.org /pipermail/pianotech/2003-May/135398.html   (981 words)

  
 Jessica Williams, Jazz Pianist, Composer | Reviews
Her first jazz experience was hearing Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five'.
'She is one of the top jazz pianists of today, a powerful virtuoso whose complete control of the keyboard, wit, and solid sense of swing have combined to make her a particularly notable player.
'Jessica Williams proves once again that she is one of her generation's leading jazz pianists.' -Don Williamson, 52nd Street Jazz...
www.jessicawilliams.com /reviews.html   (1462 words)

  
 Jazz News: Pianists Paquito Hechavarria, Adrian Iaies & Arturo O'farrill Play "Habaneras, Blues & Tangos" April 4-6
When Jelly Roll Morton spoke, at the turn of the century, about the indelible influence of “the Spanish tinge” on jazz, he was largely referring to the influence of these Caribbean and South American piano styles on early jazz piano styles.
Argentinean pianist, arranger, and composer Adrián Iaies was born in 1960 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Arturo O’Farrill was a special guest soloist at two landmark Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts Afro Cuban Jazz: Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra in November of 1995 and Con Alma: The Latin Tinge in Big Band Jazz in September of 1998.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/news.php?id=1205   (891 words)

  
 Kennedy Center: 2005-2006 Jazz Series
The singer enchants with her elegant stage presence and a voice that is "supple and timeless, encompassing the whole history of music" (The San Francisco Chronicle).
As "the jazzman who almost single-handedly revived the jazz organ in the 1980s" (The Toronto Star), the Grammy(r) nominee brings a blistering style to bop, funk, soul, and blues on the Hammond B-3.
The NEA Jazz Master is joined by an all-star ensemble of Dizzy Gillespie alumni, including other NEA Jazz Masters Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, and Paquito D'Rivera.
kennedy-center.org /programs/jazz   (304 words)

  
 JazzPianist.ProsByCity.com - Jazz Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dan Papirany a Jazz Pianist and a composer now has her online site.
Eddy Sambuaga is a jazz pianist residing in Potrero Hill District of San...
Dan Papirany is a Jazz pianist teacher and a composer whose compositions...
jazzpianist.prosbycity.com   (468 words)

  
 NPR's Jazz Profiles: Bill Evans
Bill Evans is one to the most influential pianists in modern jazz.
His introspective lyricism and subtle Western classical flourishes have influenced a legion of jazz pianists He also broke new ground with his piano trios, expanding the roles for the bass and drums.
And with my presence there as a pianist, which directed a sort of a flavor of what's happening, he knew that we would be able to create this thing.
www.npr.org /programs/jazzprofiles/archive/evans_b.html   (612 words)

  
 Jazz Piano Danbury, CT - Fairfield, Connecticut Jazz Pianists, Danbury Jazz Pianists
Jazz Piano Danbury, CT - Fairfield, Connecticut Jazz Pianists, Danbury Jazz Pianists
Pianist JERRY ENGELBACH plays jazz and standards in a warm, romantic style, with lyrical improvisation and lush harmonies.
I perform swinging jazz of all eras, with repertoire including the great standard songs of Gershwin, Porter, Arlen, Ellington, and others of that era, up through more contemporary works of the mainstream jazz repertoire.
www.gigmasters.com /Jazz/JazzPiano_Danbury_CT.asp   (821 words)

  
 JazzPianist.CityFind.biz - Find a Jazz Pianist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Listening to Jazz is easy just come to the PG Music Inc. company.
Jazz Pianist keyboardist composer and educator with much experience iso net...
If you are looking for jazz pianists we are a professional musician company...
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 Hire A Jazz Pianist, Jazz Piano Music, Jazz Pianists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gigmasters helps you hire professional jazz pianists in your area.
Whether it's a wedding, corporate event, or private party, you'll easily find the perfect jazz piano music for your special event.
For Jazz Pianists in Canada, please click here.
www.gigmasters.com /jazz/JazzPiano.asp   (130 words)

  
 Jessica Williams, Pianist | Text Only Version
Buffalo News: "Certainly she is the most poetic of all living jazz pianists...
At nine, showing a vast gift for music far beyond her peers, she was enrolled in the Peabody Preparatory, and eventually the Conservatory, where she studied piano with a secretly moonlighting jazz musician, Richard Aitken; theory, ear training (with the great George Bellows), and composition.
Don Williamson, 52nd Street Jazz- "On BLUE FIRE Jessica Williams proves once again that she is one of her generation's leading, but under-recognized, jazz pianists."
www.jessicawilliams.com /text/reviews.html   (1410 words)

  
 Ahmad Jamal
> > I wonder if some of the difference might be that jazz pianists are > so often envelope pushers -- in the same sense that Franz Liszt > was an envelope pusher.
> Classical pianists, on the other hand, are performing what has > already been written -- within the limitations of existing piano > technology.
I have run into exactly one such similiar story > about a jazz > pianist in near 30 years of work now.
www.ptg.org /pipermail/pianotech/2003-May/135403.html   (1101 words)

  
 List of jazz pianists -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
(United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)) Thelonious Monk, (1920-1982)
(United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)) Art Tatum, (1909-1956)
(United States jazz singer noted for her complex bebop phrasing and scat singing (1924-1990)) Sarah Vaughan
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/li/list_of_jazz_pianists.htm   (1976 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (Da Capo Paperback): Books: Len Lyons,Veryl ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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At the turn of the century-before the age of radio, television, high-fidelity recording, and computerized video games-the piano was one of the focal points of American family life in the home.
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 JacoPastorius.com Discussion Boards - Your 10 favorite jazz-pianists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
but the triumvirat of pianist is monk, zawinul, tyner...differents periods...differents styles...bebop freejazz and jazz rock...
Posted - 01/26/2005 : 10:09:43 AM If you're serious about jazz and haven't heard of brazilian pianist Eliane Elias then you're not serious.
Posted - 01/26/2005 : 5:01:19 PM Another pianist that deserves to be mentioned is Michel Petrucciani.
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 jazz pianists - Find, Compare, and Buy jazz pianists at Shopping.com
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 Dick Hyman's Century of Jazz Piano CD-ROM - jazz piano,Dick Hyman,Jelly Roll Morton,Art Tatum,Erroll Garner,midi ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
recreates the styles of 63 pianists in103 tunes across the entire exciting history of jazz - over five hours of music.
Jazz Pianists will love the PRO VERSION, where you can...
Print out 14 TIFF scores of Dick Hyman's ETUDES IN THE STYLES OF THE GREAT JAZZ PIANISTS, all performed on the CD-ROM.
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 AllRefer.com - Fats Waller (Music: Popular And Jazz, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
You are here : AllRefer.com > Reference > Encyclopedia > Music: Popular And Jazz, Biographies > Fats Waller
Fats Waller 1904–43, American jazz musician, singer, and composer, whose original name was Thomas Wright Waller, b.
Waller began playing the piano as a child, and later studied with Carl Bohm and Leopold Godowsky.
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 JazzPianist.FindAnyCity.info - Find a Jazz Pianist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 JazzPianist.QuickFindUSA.info - Jazz Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Amazon.ca: Books: The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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