Detroit Jazz FestivalChristian Li Trio
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Christian Li is a jazz pianist from Horseheads, New York. He has won several DownBeat 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, Li received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee. There he studies privately with JoAnne Brackeen and Ed Bedner and has had the opportunity of working with Jack DeJohnette, Danilo Perez, 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.
Li and his trio will be presenting a clinic from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Pepsi Jazz Talk Tent and performing from 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. at the Absopure Waterfront Stage. This clinic and concert is part of the Detroit Jazz Festival.