Critics have called New York-based pianist/composer Dan Tepfer “brilliant” (Boston Globe), “one of tomorrow’s jazz stars” (Eugene Weekly) and “certainly among those clearly willing to play with familiar formulas and take new approaches, even as he incorporates strokes from the masters” (Jazz review.com).
After his first successful appearance in January 2008, Dan is returning to Poland in June to perform with Polish musicians Michał Barański – bass and Łukasz Żyta – drums in Krakow and Warsaw. Dan will also offer free workshops for pianists at the Chopin Music School at ul. Bednarska.
Raised in Paris, France in an American family, he started classical piano studies when he was six and quickly began to explore improvisation. In college, he majored in astrophysics before switching to jazz piano for his master’s at the New England Conservatory in Boston. He tours internationally as leader of his trio and has released a debut CD which was voted one of the ten best albums of 2005 by Cadence Magazine. Tepfer was awarded both the first prize and the audience prize at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition and was most recently named the 2007 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz of the American Pianists Association. He has performed with jazz greats Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, and Bob Brookmeyer, and has studied with Martial Solal, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Danilo Pérez and Bob Brookmeyer. Please visit www.myspace.com/dantepfer.
June 3rd 21:00
Piec Art Ul. Szewska 12, KRAKOW
tel: 12 429 6425
June 4th 20:00
Jazz Point Złota 59 Złote Tarasy, WARSAW
tel: 22 428 2027
June 5th 11:00 WORKSHOP for pianists (Open to public)
Music School im. F. Chopin ul. Bednarska 11 WARSAW
June 5th 20:30
Special appearance with Jerzy Małek Quintet Jazz Point Złota 59, WARSAW
tel: 22 428 2027