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Jacky Terrasson at Jazz Standard tonight through Sunday October 21st!!

October 18, 2012

Jacky Terrasson, the most widely travelled of all jazz pianists, is the “piano player of happiness”, according to Telerama magazine in France. He is an exhilarating musician, one of those who play their public straight to euphoria.

Born in Berlin, of an American mother and a French father, he grew up in Paris. He started to learn the piano when was 5 and after studying classical piano in school, he studied jazz, in particular with Jeff Gardner. His encounter with Francis Paudras (whose movie, “Round Midnight”, tells the moving story of a lasting friendship with Bud Powell) played an important role in his initiation into jazz. Jacky then came to the States to attend the Berklee College of Music. In 1993, after winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk Award, he began touring with Betty Carter. He then decided to move to New York, where he still lives today.

Come and see Jacky tickle the ivories along with Burniss Travis on Bass, and Justin Faulkner on Drums playing selections from his first recording for Universal Jazz France, “Gouache”, available as of Fall 2012. It is a joyous celebration of his 20-year career. They are at Jazz Standard tonight through Sunday the 21st! I can’t wait!

Here’s a little tasty taste…

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