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Jazz fans will get a glimpse of the next generation when Casimir Liberski performs at Kendall Square. The gifted young pianist and composer from Belgium, who begins his studies at Berklee in September, taught himself how to play the piano and by the age of 5, was playing jazz, blues, and pop tunes. His first major influences were Thelonious Monk, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Keith Jarrett, and Nino Rota. Liberski founded his first trio when he was about 12 and performed at jazz festivals and other venues in Belgium and France.
Liberski has studied with Ornette Coleman, Brad Melhdau, and Masabumi Kikuchi. He has performed or jammed with musicians such as Denardo Coleman, Charnett Moffett, Greg Osby, and Larry Grenadier. He has composed music for three films and has made three studio recordings—featuring his original music—with his Liberski Trio.