For VJC's 5th Annual Solo Jazz Piano Festival, six extraordinary artists representing a wide variety of piano styles come together to pour their hearts into their performances and communicate their unique ideas in masterclasses.
A weekend of concerts and educational opportunities that celebrate the breadth and depth of solo jazz piano for music-lovers who want to dig deep into the piano’s unique capacity to convey a broad range of sounds, textures and rich harmonic options; this instrument gives artists an unparalleled medium to express feelings, concepts and emotions through its unmatched versatility.
The Festival will be broken up into 4 separate livestreams (all times are EDT):
DAY 1: FRIDAY EVENING
8:00 Harvey Diamond Performance & Interview
9:00 Elio Villafranca Performance & Interview
DAY 2 (Part 1 of 3) – SATURDAY MORNING
10:00 Masterclass- Harvey Diamond: Lessons from Tristano
11:00 Masterclass- Elio Villafranca: Music from the Root Up!
12:00 Masterclass- Kris Davis: From Monk to Ligeti
DAY 2 (Part 2 of 2) – SATURDAY AFTERNOON:
2:30 Emerging Artist Performance & Interview- Camila Cortina
3:15 Emerging Artist Performance & Interview- Hidemi Akaiwa
4:00 Masterclass- Craig Taborn: Strategies for Improvised Performances
5:00 Juried Questions to Headliners
Day 2 (Part 3 of 3) – SATURDAY EVENING
8:00 Kris Davis Performance & Interview
9:00 Craig Taborn Performance & Interview
The VJC is offering the Festival by donation. Tickets are valued at $95 for the weekend or $20 per concert. Your contribution will go directly towards sustaining the Vermont Jazz Center’s mission of providing access to top quality jazz music to all as well as fair employment to jazz musicians.