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Mark Shilansky – solo piano (on Bistro stage)
December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
“Inventive, modern mainstream jazz pianist” (Jon Garelick, Boston Globe) Mark Shilansky provides melodic improvisation and infectious compositions on his own and to a host of jazz luminaries, such as Luciana Souza and the New York Voices, as well as to the classroom, as a professor at Berklee College of Music. Shilansky’s six recordings as a leader include 2007’s “Join the Club,” a mostly Latin Jazz affair featuring David Bowie saxist Donny McCaslin, and 2013’s “Fugue Mill,” the eponymous debut of his Jazz/Bluegrass/Celtic project featuring violin phenom Sara Caswell, and he is featured on over 60 recordings as a keyboardist, vocalist, composer/arranger, or producer. His works have been recorded by Robin McKelle, Kim Nazarian, and by Jazz All-State and College ensembles around the country. His podcast “Mark Shilansky’s Talking Music” features interviews with other creative musicians.