Featured Website: Chris Pasin
Chris Pasin began studying the trumpet at the age of nine in New York City, studying with various teachers, especially the great Carmine Caruso. After high school he earned a dual bachelors degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in classical and jazz trumpet performance, playing and recording under Jimmy Giuffre, Gunther Schuller, George Russell, and Jaki Byard; the last of which he studied jazz improvisation and composition.
During this time he helped found the Medium Rare Big Band, which had the likes of musicians Jed Levy, Jeremy Kahn, and Steve Johns in it, and earned accolades at various jazz competitions and performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis, and Slide Hampton. He was also performing with the George Russell orchestra at the Village Vanguard in New York, also working regularly as a sideman and studio musician in Boston for five years.
Pasin spent two and a half years trumpet playing with the Buddy Rich band in the early 80's, at which time he relocated to New York City. This was a great growth period as the bus rides were like a listening room and had the influence of many of the great musicians of band in that era, like Walt Weiskopf, Conrad Herwig, and Dave Stahl. Much of the next decade was spent playing jazz with various groups, including several years with the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin big band, which provided daily exposure to an even more inspiring group of great musicians, including Frank Wess.
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Official Website: http://www.chrispasin.com/
Chicago, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Maceo Parker, Count Basie Orchestra and More at the 25th Annual JAS Aspen Snowmass June Experience + Summer JAS Café Highlights
JAS Aspen Snowmass, celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2015, has just announced the line-up for the June Experience and Summer JAS Café Series, which will now include shows at both the Little Nell Hotel and on the upstairs level of the new Aspen Art Museum.
The JAS June Experience ...
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“An Explosive Performance” - Coverage is set via DownBeat, Jazziz, JazzTimes, Stereophile & More, as Steve Wilson Sets First New Album Release in 12 Years
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“An Explosive Performance”
“This seemingly disparate grouping ends up pulling dramatic new thoughts out of one another”
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Evolving Pop-Up Series: Our Earth/Our World
28 Days -April 1 thru May 1, 2015
Abrazo Interno Gallery
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002
Three sets of Performances each night
at 7:00 pm / at 8:00 pm / 9:00 pm
The theme for the April Series is Our Earth / Our World. The artists ...
(Mar 04, 2015 - 19:15:03) [read more]
New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab
One-Week Intensive Jazz Program for Students Ages 14 – 18
Sunday, June 21 – Friday, June 26, 2015Special Guest Artists MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Nominee Miguel Zenón plus NEC Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst headline the week holding masterclasses paired with evening concerts of their ...
(Mar 04, 2015 - 17:16:43) [read more]
Fred Taylor to Receive George Wein Impresario Award from Berklee College of Music, March 11, at Scullers Jazz Club
Berklee will present famed jazz promoter Fred Taylor with the college's first ever George Wein Impresario Award on Wednesday, March 11, at Scullers Jazz Club. Named after Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein, the award recognizes individuals who bring music to life through their ...
(Mar 04, 2015 - 16:43:15) [read more]
Aaron Bernard Brim - "Meeting of the Mindz" - Deep Pocket Groove Master!
Aaron Bernard Brim is an accomplished professional with an undeniable pocket, groove and swingability. His discipline in being sensitive to the needs and wants of the artists and all musicians he is working with brings cohesiveness to the musical unit. This builds rhythmic excellence and a genuine ...
(Mar 04, 2015 - 06:34:54) [read more]