Our A-JAM program is part of a global network of jazz artists, students, and teachers that fosters intercultural collaboration at a very high level through the IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz). Opportunities made possible by participation in the organization's global jazz meetings extend far beyond the one-week jazz intensives held in June, which are hosted in a different country each year. Ask any A-JAM alum who has been there: Jeané Gaines (Brazil), Stephen Bennett (Austria), Odie Wallace (Denmark), and--most recently--Thomas Mullins (Portugal).
Relationships forged in these global jazz meetings, and in the A-JAM program in general, can continue and blossom throughout one's life as a musician. And, hey, don't forget: It could be YOU next year!
Here's a case in point... Through our association with two IASJ member schools in Israel, the Rimon School of Jazz & Contemporary Music in Tel Aviv, and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, we are fortunate to welcome Dr. Arnon Palty to Northwest Vista College for an exclusive master class on jazz harmony. Read his short bio below to see some of the interesting and fun things he's been up to. The event is free and open to the public. Mark your calendars now. You won't want to miss it.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 / 2 PM / Recital Hall 107 of Palmetto Center for the Arts at Northwest Vista College / Admission Free
Palty Arnon, Dr.
Bassist / Composer / Arranger / Theorist
Dr. Arnon Palty is a graduate of Berklee School of music (B.A.) and Manhattan School of music (M.A. in Jazz composition and arranging), and holds a Ph.D. degree with highest distinction from Bar Ian University for his research on jazz harmony. Additional studies include bass with Jeff Andrews, harmony with Hal Galper and Mark Levine and composition with Dr. Boaz Ben-Moshe and Reuven Seroussi.
Arnon has performed with Jazz greats such as Dave Liebman, Benny Golson, Didier Lockwood, Lee Koniזz, Lewis Porter, Terri-Lyne Carrington, Airto Moreira, Jeremy Davenport, Dave Douglas, Donald "Duck" Bailey, Norbert Stachell, The Grateful Dead/Blues project reunion, with British progressive rock band "Ordinary Listeners"; and arranged, played, and recorded for countless Israeli artists.
Arnon teaches bass, arranging, traditional and jazz harmony, advanced ear training, ensembles, bass history and highly popular survey classes such as "The Music of Frank Zappa," "The Music of The Beatles," and more. Dr. Palty was chairman of the Bass Dept. at Rimon School of Jazz & Contemporary Music for 14 years. He was Assistant Director for the years 1994-1996 and is the recipient of "The outstanding Rimon lecturer award" for the academic year 2008-2009. As well as Rimon, Dr. Palty teaches at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and at Ono Academic College School of Music.