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Jazz Piano Class with Vlad Girshevich
Saturdays 11:30 am – 1:00 pm:: Taught online through Zoom’s user-friendly conferencing program

How do you approach playing the piano and integrating complicated concepts in a simple, intuitive way?

This semester’s class will continue to build upon the foundations established last semester. Students will study how to practically apply the knowledge they learned from last semester such as building triads down from the melody and using them while playing and improvising. Students will also study the characteristic styles of great jazz pianists such as Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and Bill Evans. Through studying the unique approaches of these great pianists, students will be able to digest complex concepts and integrate them into their playing in an intuitive way.

VLAD GIRSHEVICH is originally from Uzbekistan and by age seven he had already taught himself to play pop songs with both hands! He spent eleven blistering years studying classical music at the Uspenski School of Music. After Uspenski, Vlad spent two years at the Tashkent State Conservatory, and then in the mid-1990s his family emigrated to the United States. While playing in Aspen, Herbie Hancock heard Vlad and invited him to participate in the Thelonious Monk Institute at Jazz Aspen/Snowmass where he played with Jerry Gonzales, Arturo Sandoval, and legendary drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. Vlad is a staple of the Colorado live music scene. Today, Vlad plays in clubs, festivals, and other venues, locally and internationally. He has performed with Eddie Gomez, Bob Berg, Stanley Jordan, Ernie Watts, and David Kikoski just to name a few. In addition to his active playing career, Vlad teaches piano and music.



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Gift of Jazz: Winter Classes — Jazz Piano with Vlad Girshevich


January 21, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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