Alumni/Recording Artist Gives Masterclass
Posted on 01/08/2021

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Dr. Jimmy Greene, Co-coordinator of the Jazz Studies Program at Western CT State University, former Academy Artist-Instructor, and Academy Alum, hosted a Zoom Masterclass for our instrumentalists. The masterclass featured a performance of the Academy Jazz Ensemble, a critique by Jimmy, and a recording of his Jazz Ensemble at WCSU. Jimmy has appeared on 80 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., Avishai Cohen, Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash, Steve Turre, the New Jazz Composers Octet and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, among many others. He is the 2013 recipient of the State of Connecticut Governor’s Arts Award in Music as well as the 2012 recipient of the City of Hartford’s Innovator Award in Music.

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