Teo Ciavarella Clinic: Chord Changes in the Key of Democracy

Tuesday / October 26, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States

An engaging and interactive master-class about jazz reharmonization techniques, stressing freedom and creativity when interpreting jazz standards. The acclaimed Italian jazz pianist Teo Ciavarella will demonstrated his harmonic concept with an exceptional band that includes bassist Bruce Gertz, John Ramsay on drums, and sax legend George Garzone. A piano virtuoso and an highly creative improviser, Ciavarella has played with jazz greats including Gerrry Mulligan and Steve Grossman and he is presently part of the Eddie Gomez Quintet. Ciavarella holds the Piano Jazz Chair at the Conservatory of Music in Ferrara and Bologna, Italy.