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Franz Robert: Piano Concert
24 November, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Franz discovered the piano at age five and by 11 played orchestral parts by Bach and Handel on the organ by ear. He started formal classical training at 13, and began playing jazz when he discovered the music of Fats Waller and James P. Johnson at age 14, studying in depth with Eugene Uman of the Vermont Jazz Center. Since then, he’s been featured at the “Prodigy Concert” series of the Pittsfield City Jazz Festival with his trio, made the Vermont All-State Jazz Big Band, and performed at venues throughout New England and New York City. His piano playing reminds us of Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, Herbie Hancock, and more.