JAZZ IMPROVISATION MASTERCLASS by Bert Seager (USA)

Date: 
May 4, 2015 - 15:30 - 18:00
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CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
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JAZZ IMPROVISATION MASTERCLASS by Bert Seager (USA)

Jazz pianist and composer Bert Seager teaches creative musicians an in-depth approach to the fundamentals of harmony, rhythm, and improvisation. Bert Seager’s compositions, improvisations and teaching reflect both an inward- and outward-looking view of life and music. His professional and personal evolution, open mind, and generous nature assist him in guiding aspiring musicians toward their goal of making a life in music. He teaches at the New England Conservatory in Boston

His fifteen compact discs have won him unanimous critical acclaim from The New York Times, Keyboard magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.

Seager has toured extensively in the United States and internationally, including twelve tours to Japan. He has performed and recorded with Joe Lovano, Tim Hagans, George Garzone, Bob Moses, Joe Hunt, Richie Barshay, and Kazumi Ikenaga. He has also performed in ensembles on stage with George Mraz, Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, Tom Harrell, Ben Street, John McNeil, Gary Chaffee, Oscar Stagnaro, Eva Ayllon, and Jorge Roeder.

For three times in the past six years, Seager has been selected for a residency at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Seager has been a recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts grant for jazz. More info: http://www.bertseager.com/

Pianists and/or jazz ensembles who apply will have a lesson in front of an audience with Bert Seager. Students will be coached in all aspects of their musical presentation to gain a greater mastery of the material and a greater sense of ease and clarity in it’s performance.

 

The language of the masterclass is English. Hungarian translation is provided if it is necessary.

 

ADMISSION IS FREE OF CHARGE!

 

Pianists and/ or jazz ensembles are welcome to particpate! Please register if you want to apply by sending an email to cac@ceu.edu until April 27, 2015.

 

The masterclass is open to public.