7 & 9p | $15
A finalist in the American Pianists Associations Cole Porter Fellow competition Jeremy’s energy
and prowess made him a crowd favorite.
He will return for two sets with his trio.
Who is Jeremy Siskind?
A super-intelligent robot?
A competitive ballet dancer with a frightening dark side?
A mild-mannered reporter by day and costume-sporting superhero by night?
All of the above?
Jeremy Siskind stands poised to play a major role in the future of piano music. At age 25, Siskind has performed both jazz and classical music at Carnegie Hall, has twice been a finalist to be named the American Pianist Association’s Cole Porter Fellow, and has been a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. As a composer, Siskind has received recognition in the form of ASCAP’s Young Jazz Composers Award, Downbeat Magazine’s Student Music Award, and has twice traveled to Japan as the American representative in Yamaha’s Junior Original Composition competition. Siskind’s 2010 CD release, “Simple Songs (for When the World Seems Strange), featuring Ted Poor, Chris Lightcap, and Jo Lawry, was awarded four stars in a review from Downbeat, and appeared on three jazz critics’ “Best CDs of 2010” features. Most recently, Siskind was selected out of over forty pianists from around the world as the second place winner in the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (High Honors; degrees in Jazz Performance and Music Theory) with a Master’s from Columbia University (degree in English and Comparative Literature), Siskind currently resides in New York City where he studies classical piano with Sophia Rosoff and jazz piano with Fred Hersch.
In addition to performing and composing, Siskind is making his mark as an educator. He is a regular contributor to Clavier Companion magazine as both a reviewer and columnist, and his collection of instructional jazz pieces, Jazz Etude Inspirations, was published by Hal Leonard in 2011. Siskind has a long-standing relationship with the Yamaha Music Education System; he teaches weekly lessons in piano, composition, and t