Date(s) - 06/13/2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community School of Music and Arts
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Community School of Music and Arts invites you to join us for a special live-stream benefit concert featuring world-renowned jazz musician and CSMA alumni Taylor Eigsti on solo piano from New York City. This free and interactive event will include Taylor’s favorite songs as well as an exclusive preview from his new album, “Tree Falls.”
While our campus is closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, CSMA continues to provide access to music and arts for all by adapting its programs, working with schools via distance learning and students directly with online classes and private lessons. Financial aid and subsidies for our schools are more important than ever in the face of personal and institutional challenges. Please join us for this concert to support CSMA during this unprecedented time.
About the Musician
Pianist, composer, and educator Taylor Eigsti has performed, recorded or toured with a stellar roster of A-list musicians at concerts and festivals worldwide. Eigsti has released seven albums as a bandleader and received two GRAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Solo and Best Instrumental Composition after releasing “Lucky to Be Me” (Concord Jazz). Recently, Eigsti co-composed a featured composition with Don Cheadle for the GRAMMY-winning soundtrack to “Miles Ahead”, and was featured on the PBS Special “An Evening with Chris Botti” for Great Performances. CSMA was awarded a prestigious Hewlett 50 Arts Commission to partner with Taylor to create a new music composition “Imagine our Future.” The composition will incorporate elements crowd-sourced from Bay Area students.
IMAGE by Charles Dargan