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Jazz guitarist, composer and Cornish alum (’88) Brad Shepik presents a masterclass.
Guitarist/composer/educator and Cornish alum (’88) Brad Shepik was born in Walla, Walla WA and raised in Seattle. He appears on more than 60 recordings and has performed and recorded with Paul Motian's Electric Bebop Band, Dave Douglas' Tiny Belll Trio, Yuri Yunakov's Bulgarian Wedding Band, Pachora, Paradox Trio, Jay Clayton, Combo Nuvo and others. He has also performed with Carla Bley's Escalator Over the Hill, Bob Brookmeyer, Simon Shaheen, Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra and was a a member of Joey Baron's Killer Joey from 2000-2009. Shepik has recorded eight albums as a leader and since 1995 his ensembles have performed at major festivals and clubs across Europe and North America including The North Sea Jazz Festival, Garda Jazz Festival, Cologne Biennale Jazz Festival, Toulouse Jazz Festival, Bell Atlantic Festival, Verizon, Earshot, Langnau Jazz Festival, Groningen, Salzburg, Jerezbi, Cadiz, Sevilla, American Guitar Festival, Leeds, Cork, Brussels, Edgefest and others. He has also been a founding member of several “collective” ensembles and contributed compositons to the sax/guitar/drums trio BABKAS, and the Balkan and World influenced groups Pachora, Lingua Franca and Matt Darriau’s Paradox Trio. In addition to guitar Shepik has performed on the Bulgarian tambura and the Turkish saz frequently in those groups. His current activities include solo guitar concerts as well as leading quartet and a trio. Shepik has recently recorded a forthcoming duet album with vibraphonist Tom Beckham. As a sideman he is touring with Paradox Trio, Jamie Baum, Combo Nuvo, George Schuller and Arthur Kell. He currently teaches at New York University and New England Conservatory.