Another magnificent workshop was held by wonderful pianist, Jean-Michel Pilc. Mr.Pilc explained, demonstrated his ideas in music from the firm standpoint as an “improviser”. He sat on the piano, and just let fingers wander as his artistic intuition directs them, sometimes a fragment of jazz standards immerse or on other occasions, he stays in pure improvisation. Everything was created in that moment. This direct quote from Mr.Pilc, summarizes most of Mr.Pilc’s music, “Sometimes my fingers know better than I do” He also went on to explain that this concept of pure improvisation does not neglect what has been played in the past Jazz tradition such as Be-Bop. He absorbs every aspects in the tradition and go beyond them. The concept of improvisation. creating music in “the moment” we inherit from Miles Davies and many other Jazz legends, and to be able to witness and learn it from the musician of “now”, It is a treasure!!
A sneak preview of the upcoming workshop events for the 1st half of 2017!
Though some minor schedule change might occur, we will be loaded by great lineup of hot artists this year!!
The guitar trio led by the drummer, Daniel Freeman with guitarist, Nir Felder. A great Japanese guitarist Ryo Ogihara may come by to have a guitar talk with Nir. We will soon post the details of this workshop.
The talented young artists in their 20s will be conducting a workshop. Their fresh view to Jazz music and NY Jazz scene will make this workshop super inspiring. Let’s join the band wagon!!
Jeff Ballard and Chris Cheek
We are glad to announce that there will be 2 workshops both with superb artists in the month of June.
Jean-Michel Pilc, an extraordinary pianist, whose creativity is certainly the one and only! The pianists in any musical genre, Jazz, Classical or anyone interested in piano, harmony and improvisation are welcomed!!
The other workshop will be yet with other phenomenal artists, Jeff Ballard, Chris Cheek, and it won’t even stop there!! After July, incredible French-Israeli pianist, Yaron Herman’s workshop is being scheduled.
We will be posting the detailed info for each event.
Please join us at the workshop and share some music with those unbelievably talented artists!
It will surely be a GOOD YEAR!!
Artist Green has been officially registered as a General Incorporated Association. This is a Japanese term of Government Registered Organization. The motivation behind this move was due to the fact that we need to be Government Registered to apply for the grant, communicate with other organization, or make official proposals. We would always like to step forward to create a positive energy to the artist communities around the world. We hope we can build more stimulative and creative community together.
The Clinic by Sam Harris Trio, Body and Soul Jazz Club, Tokyo
Artist Green co-hosted the clinic by Sam Harris (p), Martin Nevin (B), Craig Weinrib (dr). The trio displayed, demonstrated the new way of dealing with the form and improvisation in Jazz music. Young musicians who pursue their careers in Jazz gathered and absorbed the trio’s mastery in interacting with true musical freedom.