A New Golden Age of Pianists

“There have been other moments in the music’s history when innovation rushed ahead of performers and listeners. But more than a century after jazz’s emergence, there are countless virtuosic pianists out there composing, recording and seeking a new vision for the genre”

Included in DownBeat Magazine’s list are Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Faculty member Elio Villafranca and former MSM exchange student from Amsterdam, Liya Grigoryan Jazz pianism today stands at an apex. There have been other moments in the music’s history when innovation rushed ahead of performers and listeners. But more than a century after jazz’s emergence, there are countless virtuosic…

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