Please join us at 5PM for a short performance by jazz pianist John White. The link is available in a folder called Fine Artists at Five in the Forums of the Keep Teaching Sakai site.
John W. White is a professional pianist specializing in diversity and is equally at home in the worlds of jazz, classical, and popular music. Highlights of his performing experience include: duo and small group collaborations with jazz vocalist and free improviser Rhiannon; appearances with jazz vocalist Kim Nazarian (of the New York Voices) and jazz instrumentalists performers Wycliffe Gordon, Tony Baker, and Paul Hanson; workshop accompaniment for Dr. Barbara Baker (choral director and scholar of Black Gospel music); accompaniment for and free-improvisation collaboration with choreographer Jeanne Goddard; and frequent freelance appearances with numerous musicians in the upstate New York region spanning numerous vernacular styles (jazz, funk, R&B, soul, latin, rock). Recently John concluded a 16-year tenure as the Music Director and Organist for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Ithaca, NY. Currently he sings bass with the Ithaca-based Bel Lago Chorale.
Fine Artists at Five is hosted by the Center for Faculty Excellence