29 Aug Ellen Rowe: Jazz Pianist
Ms. Rowe performs at jazz clubs, festivals and concert series throughout the U.S. and has toured in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland and Australia. In addition to her work as leader of her own trio and quartet, for which she garnered first place in the Hartford CT Advocate Readers’ Poll for Best Acoustic Jazz, she is in demand as a sideman, performing with a variety of artists including Kenny Wheeler, Frank Morgan, John Clayton, Tom Harrell and Jiggs Whigham. She has had the honor of appearing twice on National Public Radio’s “Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz” and has three CDs out, under her own name, including “Sylvan Way”, “Denali Pass” and “Wishing Well”, with guest Ingrid Jensen. In keeping with the eclectic nature of her earliest musical influences, she has also continued to perform classically, recently performing the Stravinsky Piano Concerto with the University of Michigan Wind Ensemble.
Her compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by jazz ensembles and orchestras around the world, including the Village Vanguard Orchestra, BBC Jazz Orchestra, U.S. Navy Commodores, Berlin Radio Jazz Orchestra, Westchester Jazz Orchestra and DIVA. Her big band compositions are published by Sierra Music Publications.
Ms. Rowe is currently on the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Music, where she is Associate Professor of Jazz Piano, Director of the University of Michigan Jazz Ensemble and Chair of the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation.
For more information: http://www.ellenrowe.com/