March 9 Piano Workshop Follow-up

What: Follow-up Workshop for attendees at the Jazz Piano Workshop

When: Saturday, March 9, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Where: Jazz Central, 407 Central Avenue, Minneapolis. Note: Located across Central Avenue from the Aveda Salon Building. Enter through two glass doors, go down the hallway and turn left down a flight of stairs.

Audience: All students in Groups B and C from the February 2 workshop (beginning through advanced jazz piano students) are automatically registered for the two-hour follow-up clinic on March 9th. Each will receive a reminder notice about the March 9 workshop. (Space permitting, interested students from the A Group on February 2 will be invited to observe or participate in the follow-up.)

The Workshop: This two-hour clinic will be conducted by Laura Caviani and Bryan Nichols, and will extend the skill building activities of the first workshop.

The Clinicians: Laura Caviani teaches piano at St. Olaf College in Northfield and at the Shell Lake Jazz Camp. She leads her own trio and quartet, plays with the Pete Whitman X-Tet, and with many other artists throughout the region. (Visit

Bryan Nichols teaches piano at MacPhail Center for Music and at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He was a member of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program and McKnight Fellow. Currently he leads his own ensembles and performs with many top artists including Todd Clouser, Zacc Harris, Dave King, Adam Linz, Chris Bates, Michael Lewis and more. (Visit

The Jazz Piano Workshop is supported in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council to the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education, funded in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and by generous endowments to the Schubert Club from the families of David Paulus, Marie Froehlich and Jane Matteson. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of Wells Pianos (St Paul).

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