Mark Applebaum
Composer / Performer / Educator

Jazz Piano Lecture-Demo

In addition to concertizing as a jazz pianist, I often give lecture-demonstrations in which I explain what jazz improvisers are thinking and doing. I had such an opportunity in May, 2015 at Spoleto USA where I served as Composer-In-Residence.

In the context of this website the recording mainly serves the purpose of showing how I speak with an audience, an illustration of my outreach to a lay public; but it also documents the peculiar way in which I interpret the Harold Arlen standard Over the Rainbow as an improviser. The former purpose serves as an ancillary extension of the materials representing my teaching record. The latter purpose illustrates the jazz performance aspect of my creative profile.

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The lecture-demonstration can be heard on the Supplemental Portfolio CD.