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Master class: Jacky Terrasson

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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Renowned French jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson presents this master class.

Jacky Terrasson, the most widely traveled of all jazz pianists, is the “piano player of happiness” according to Télérama magazine in France. Born in Berlin, of an American mother and a French father, he grew up in Paris. He started to learn the piano at age 5 and, after studying classical piano in school, he studied jazz with Jeff Gardner. An encounter with Francis Paudras played an important role his initiation into jazz. Terrasson later went to the United States to attend the Berklee College of Music. In 1993, after winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk Award, he began touring with Betty Carter. One year later, The New York Times introduced Terrasson as one of the 30 artists most likely to change American culture in the next 30 years. He then signed with the prestigious Blue Note label, for which he made three trio recordings. He has collaborated with greats such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Jimmy Scott, Charles Aznavour and Ry Cooder. Terrasson also played with drummer Leon Parker and bassist Ugonna Okegwo in a trio that was considered one of the best jazz trios of the 1990s. He performs regularly in solo and trio in the great jazz festivals (Montreal, San Francisco, Montreux, North Sea Jazz, Marciac) and in the most prestigious piano festivals (Klavier Ruhr Festival, Lucerne, La Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins). He also plays regularly in Japan, South Korea and China, as well as in Europe and the United States.
www.jackyterrasson.com

Location

PONCHO Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle, WA

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