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Andy Jaffe -][- MANHATTAN PROJECTIONSMP3– [Big Round, 2012] –

Andy Jaffe is the Lyell B. Clay Artist in Residence and Director of Jazz Activities at Williams College, as well as Artistic Director of the Williamstown Jazz Festival. An active jazz composer, performer, and recording artist, Jaffe has been a leader in jazz pedagogy for over twenty-five years, having taught at the Berklee College of Music (1977-81), The University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate program in Afro-American Music and Jazz (1994-98), the Institut Musical deformation Professionelle in Nimes, France (1984), Amherst College (1987-99), Tufts University(1992-93), Smith College(1997-99), and Williams (since 1989). He runs the jazz ensembles and teaches courses in jazz theory and improvisation, jazz arranging and composition, and on the music of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.

He has appeared frequently as a guest artist and conductor, including at the Winooski Valley Music Festival in Vermont, Bratislava Conservatory in the Slovak Republic, University of Auckland, Brown University, the University of Kentucky, Wesleyan University, the University of Maine, the National Conservatory in Valletta,the DoDD School System, and as a presenter at the International Association of Jazz Educators’ annual convention, having published articles in the IAJE “Research Papers” Journal on such topics as the music of Duke Ellington, Hermeto Pascoal, and general jazz composition. In 2001 he led an ensemble including percussionist Winard Harper, guitarist Freddie Bryant and violinist John Blake in a concert of his original music at the IAJE convention in New York, for which he was given an award for “Outstanding Service to Jazz Education.” He recently completed a three-movement double quartet for Jazz Quartet and String Quartet for saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his quartet, joined by The Ciompi Quartet and Tabla player Samir Chatterjee. -[Excerpt | Biography]-

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