Friday, November 22, 2013

Meet The Musicians

WE have an AMAZING music trio for Passages

A look at their bios (below) will tell you the caliber of music we have the pleasure of hearing in rehearsal.

But don't our word for it -


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Ken Pierson (Arranger / Composer) has written compositions for dance, theater, and the concert stage that have been performed nationally and internationally. His works for dance have been funded numerous times by Meet the Composer. Works for theater include A Midsummer's Night Dream and Falling Moon. He has done multiple arrangements for the Kiskeya Orchestra of works by Haitian composer Jean Jean Pierre for performances at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. Ken received his MA in Music and Music Education from Lehman College and teaches in an after school music program in south Brooklyn and also gives private music lessons.

James Seeley (Trumpeter) is a featured soloist, and composer/arranger on GRAMMY WINNING Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra as well as a featured soloist on recordings and tours with Ray Charles, Gregg Allman, Duke Ellington orchestra, Louis Bellson, Maynard Ferguson, Chico O'Farrill, Machito orchestra, etc.. Has conducted seminars and master classes all over the world including, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, China, Colombia, Venezuela, Germany, Austria, Hawaii, Mexico. He is an active leader, teacher, and freelance artist in NYC.

Joe Tucker (Percussionist) has a BA in Performance and Recording Technology from Western Michigan University and currently studies with Michael Lipsey, Matthew Ward, and David Cossin at Queens College in pursuit of his MM. He has held positions in the Southwest, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Chelsea, St. Marks, and Queens Symphony Orchestras; and plays with the Talujon percussion quintet, Innovox Contemporary Sextet, the S.E.M. ensemble, Elevator Rose, Quiet City, the Ghost Ensemble, The IFCP ensemble,the Ackbar percussion trio, and the Birds on a Wire ensemble. Joe also accompanied the San Francisco based modern dance company "ODC", and has collaborated with composers David Colson, Jonathan C. Cook, Joel Harrison, Bob Becker, Dennis DeSantis, Daniel Levitan, Whitney George, Max Alper, Howie Kenty, Daniel Fine, and Luke Schwartz. When not  performing, Joe enjoys building and repairing percussion instruments.


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