Berklee Summer in the CityChristian Li Trio
Christian Li is a jazz pianist from Horseheads, New York. He has won several Down Beat magazine Student Music Awards and has attended highly selective programs, including the Skidmore Jazz Institute, the Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, and the Vail Jazz Workshop. Li was the New York State All-State Instrumental Jazz Band pianist for 2006 and 2007 and the New York State Band Directors Association Honors Jazz Band Pianist in 2006.
In 2008, he received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee. There he studies privately with JoAnne Brackeen and Ed Bedner and has had the opportunity to work with Jack DeJohnette, Danilo Pérez, and Terri Lyne Carrington, among others. Li has also worked with the Cornell University and Ithaca College big bands, and played solo piano at the Montreux Jazz Festival.