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Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts

JAZZ CIRCLE EVENT: RICK GERMANSON MASTER CLASS

Milwaukee-born, NYC-based jazz pianist Rick Germanson will lead a master class with MJI students this Monday. Join us for the unique opportunity to learn from this seasoned musician who has worked with Louis Hayes, Pat Martino, Elvin Jones, and Russell Malone, among others.

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JAZZ CIRCLE EVENT: RICK GERMANSON MASTER CLASS

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Dec 05, 2022, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM CST

Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA

About the Event

Master Class With Rick Germanson

Milwaukee-born, NYC-based jazz pianist Rick Germanson will lead a master class with MJI students this Monday. Join us for the unique opportunity to learn from this seasoned musician who has worked with Louis Hayes, Pat Martino, Elvin Jones, and Russell Malone, among others. Rick is the Senior Artist Teacher of Piano at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, The Hartt School, University of Hartford.

Cost: This program is part of the Jazz Circle and is FREE

Walk-ins for the workshop are welcome, but space is limited. RSVP to reserve a spot.

The Jazz Circle of the Milwaukee Jazz Institute provides free online classes and events for youth and adults who want to learn more about jazz. Those who wish to donate to support this program and other MJI initiatives can donate here: DONATE NOW.

 

Please call (414) 234-5565 or email mji@milwaukeejazzinstitute.org if you have questions or need more info.

More About Rick:

Rick Germanson is highly in-demand on the New York City Jazz scene for well over a decade now. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rick moved to New York City after winning the GRAND PRIZE at The American Pianists' Association Jazz Piano Competition in Indianapolis in 1996. He was also “Best of New Talent in 2004” by the publication All About Jazz NYC.

Since 2001, Rick has been touring and recording with The Cannonball Legacy Band featuring the legendary Louis Hayes. From 2003-2008 Rick also toured with master guitarist Pat Martino. Currently, Rick is currently the pianist for guitarist Russell Malone, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, percussionist Joe Chambers, and trombonist Papo Vazquezʼs Mighty Pirates Troubadours, among many others.

Rick has performed throughout the world at most of the top jazz festivals, concert halls, and clubs with the following jazz artists: Louis Hayes; Pat Martino; Elvin Jones' Jazz Machine; Jimmy Cobb; George Coleman; Papo Vazquez; Russell Malone; Joe Chambers; Donald Harrison; Regina Carter; Javon Jackson; Steve Davis; Brian Lynch; Nat Reeves; Jeremy Pelt; Tom Harrell; Slide Hampton; Frank Morgan; Vincent Herring; Eric Alexander; Marlena Shaw; Kevin Mohagany; Sherman Irby; Grady Tate; Dr. Eddie Henderson; Jim Rotondi; Duane Eubanks; Charles McPherson; Delfeayo Marsalis; Charles Davis; Ray Mantilla and Space Station; Cecil Payne; Wayne Escoffrey.

Rick is also an experienced educator, having taught lessons or given clinics at such institutes as New York University; The Julliard School; Oberlin University; Jazz at Lincoln Center Outreach Program; New Jersey Performing Arts Center Jazz for Teens Program; McNally Smith College of Music; University of Florida; Long Island University to name a few.

Rick studied at The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music with David Hazeltine while graduating with a B.A. from The University of Wisconsin in 1996. He later attended the master's program at Manhattan School of Music on partial scholarship in 1998, studying with Jaki Byard.

Rick has five recordings out as a leader: The first two are on Fresh Sound New Talent: "HEIGHTS" and "YOU TELL ME". His recording “OFF THE CUFF” on Owl Studios reached #15 on the Jazz Radio Play Charts.  SmallsLive. “RICK GERMANSON: LIVE AT SMALLʼS. " features Dr. Eddie Henderson.  "TURQUOISE TWICE" is most recent on WJ3 Records.  Downbeat and JazzTimes magazines have given Rickʼs recordings rave reviews. Rick has also been documented on over fifty recordings as a sideman with many of the top musicians in jazz today, such as Louis Hayes, Joe Chambers, Russell Malone, Brian Lynch, Papo Vazquez, Jeremy Pelt, and more.

www.rickgermanson.com

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