Classical Character: Gabriela Montero

April 16, 2010 by ·

Yesterday I was fortunate to meet renowned classical concert pianist and improvisational artist Gabriela Montero ( The occasion was a Master class at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gabriela is a freakishly gifted and thoroughly delightful musician who began giving concerts at the age... Read More

Character of Jazz

March 22, 2010 by ·

  I love YouTube. Someone recently turned me on to a Keith Jarrett video.  For those who may not know, Jarrett is an amazingly gifted pianist who plays mostly in the jazz genre. He is a master technician and improviser. He is capable of firing off machine-gun-paced riffs as... Read More