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Event Archive - John Lee, Kelby MacNayr, Misha Piatigorsky

Sat. February 18th 2017 - Sat. February 18th 2017 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8:00pm doors at 6:00pm

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Music: Jazz / Blues
Hailed by the Boston Globe as an artist who “beautifully merges the worlds of serious jazz and
pop”, Misha Piatigorsky’s blend of powerful melodies with an unusual harmonic sensitivity
gives his sound a deeply personal yet cosmopolitan dimension, reflecting his experience as a
Russian-Jewish émigré growing up in urban America.

In addition to winning the Thelonious Monk Composers Competition (2004), distinctions have come from the American Pianists Association (1996), Rutgers University (1991-1995), the Manhattan School of Music (1995-1997), and the John Lennon Songwriter’s Competition (2000). He can also be heard on the soundtracks of major motion pictures including Chaos Theory, Pretty Persuasion, Victory Over Darkness, RX, and Danika.

Renowned for his virtuosic flair onstage, Piatigorsky’s technique, charisma and electric energy have been described in the Jazz Review as combining “the chalice of modernism with the stew-pot of soul”, “straddling the line between Mussorgsky and Vince Guaraldi,” according to Brad Walseth of Chicago Jazznet. Born in Moscow, Piatigorsky immigrated to the United States at the age of eight. He earned his Bachelors Degree under pianist Kenny Barron at Rutgers University, and his Masters Degree at Manhattan School of Music.


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Kelby MacNayr (Jazz)

Drummer / composer / band-leader Kelby MacNayr performs groundbreaking original music, soulful swinging jazz, reaching contemporary music and traditional music from around the world. A dynamic and creative musician MacNayr performs in Canada and abroad with leading musicians from New York, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto & Europe. ... more info

Misha Piatigorsky

Moscow-born NYC based, pianist-composer Misha Piatigorsky immigrated to the United States in 1981. Perhaps best known as the pianist with vocalist Mark Murphy, Piatigorsky frequently plays at Manhattan’s best jazz clubs, as well as touring internationally. His work as a composer was recognized in 2004 when he won the “BMI Thelonious Monk Compos... more info