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Monterey Jazz Festival - Jeremy Siskind & Friends

Uploaded On:  Friday June 21, 2019

Pianist/composer/educator and Yamaha artist since 2013,Jeremy Siskind is the winner of the 2012 Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition and the second place winner of the 2011 Montreux Solo Piano Competition. As a pianist, he’s performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center - and has taken his talents to Japan, Switzerland, Thailand, England, India, France, and China. His CD, Finger-Songwriter, was placed in emusic.com’s "Top 100 CDs of 2012" and hailed as “the most exciting musical project I’ve heard in a long time” by the weblog Jazz Police. His latest CD, Housewarming, features Grammy-winning vocalists Kurt Elling and Peter Eldridge.

As a pedagogue, Siskind has six publications with Hal Leonard, including a new instructional book, The Jazz Band Pianist. He’s a frequent contributor to Clavier Companion magazine and has presented workshops at the Music Teacher’s National Association conventions. He taught for five years at Western Michigan University and is currently full-time on the keyboard faculty of Fullerton College in Southern California. Siskind also serves as the Artistic Director of the American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida.

Joined by Caleb Curtis on sax, this performance was originally recorded in August 2014 at Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA.

photo by Lauren Desberg