The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program is very please to announce and welcome Gabe Evens to our faculty. Gabe, an outstanding pianist, educator, jazz composer and arranger, will join us as Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano Fall 2016. Please take time to review Gabe’s bio and YouTube links.
"On Green Dolphin Street", solo piano:
"The Days of Wine and Roses"
“Blues for Gabe” One O’Clock Lab Band piano feature:
Pianist, composer, and arranger Gabe Evens has performed throughout the United States and in Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, and France. He has shared the stage with artists such as Kate McGarry, Ed Soph, Lynn Seaton, Janis Siegel, John Faddis, Bernie Dresel, Tim Warfield, Delfeayo Marsalis, Lou Donaldson, Herlin Riley, Jason Marsalis, Adonis Rose, Ray Codrington, and Nneena Freelon. He has also played with large ensembles Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Miami City Ballet Orchestra, the University of North Texas Symphony and Concert Orchestras, the UNT One O'Clock Lab Band, and the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band. As an arranger, he has written commissions for Sheena Easton and Kate McGarry with the Cape Symphony Orchestra and for Nneena Freelon with the John Brown Big Band, and has had numerous compositions performed by chamber and large ensembles including the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Evens' teaching experience includes Duke University, University of Miami, the International College of Music (Kuala Lumpur), the University of Malaya, and UNT, and he is a faculty member of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra jazz program. Evens is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, holds an MA in Jazz Piano Performance from UM, and will soon complete a DMA in Performance, major in Jazz studies (composition emphasis) from UNT.
University of Louisville Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Faculty:
Michael Tracy – Director, saxophone
Jerry Tolson – jazz education
Ansyn Banks – trumpet
Chris Fitzgerald – bass
Gabe Evens – piano, comp/arranging
Craig Wagner – guitar
Mike Hyman – drum set
Samir Kambarov – saxophone
Tyrone Wheeler – bass
John La Barbera (emeritus) – jazz composition
Jamey Aebersold (emeritus) – jazz improvisation
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