Featured Artists: Eddie Gomez, Mark Kramer, Eric Lewis, Maria Schneider, and Tony Malaby

New York University’s Steinhardt School and its Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions present the Fall 2005 Jazz Master Class Series, beginning September 28.

The Jazz Master Classes present an opportunity for students and the public to interact and hear the works of world-renowned jazz musicians. The events will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays — September 28, October 5, October 12, and October 19 — at New York University’s Education Building at 35 West 4th Street, 7th Floor/Room 779, New York. The Jazz Master Classes are free and open to the public.

WHAT: JAZZ MASTER CLASS SERIES Developed eight years ago by David Schroeder, director of NYU Jazz Studies in the Steinhardt School, the Jazz Master Class Series nurtures relationships between aspiring jazz performers in Steinhardt and significant jazz artists. The program consists of artist performances and interviews; NYU Jazz Studies master student performances with critiques by the artists are followed by a jam session.


  • Wednesday, September 28; 8 p.m. Eddie Gomez, acoustic bassist, collaborated with Dizzie Gillespie and Bill Evans; Mark Kramer, award-winning pianist, recorded for TELARC and Warner Bros.
  • Wednesday, October 5; 8 p.m. Eric Lewis, piano, winner of the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition in 1999 at age 26. Lewis since performed with Wynton Marsalis and Cassandra Wilson.
  • Wednesday, October 12; 8 p.m. Maria Schneider, composer, 2005 Grammy award winner, Jazz Album of the Year/ Composer of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Awards & DOWNBEAT’s Critics Poll.
  • Wednesday, October 19; 8 p.m. Tony Malaby, saxophone, on top ten jazz lists in The New York Times and Philadelphia City Paper in 2000 for “Sabino” (Arabesque), his debut CD.

Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
35 West 4th Street, Room 779/7th Floor, New York

For more information about the Jazz Master Class Series and for media RSVPs, contact Jennifer Zwiebel, NYU Steinhardt Public Affairs, 212.998.6797.

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