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Primary Instrument: Piano

Aziza

Aziza is a composer, pianist, poet, vocalist, arranger and music educator. Aziza was born and raised in new york city. She started playing piano at 8 years of age and began composing music while attending The High School Of Music and Art and The Manhattan School Of Music. She has a master's degree in music education and a bacherlor's degree in theory. She taught in the new york city public schools system for approximately 16 years as a licensed music teacher. Alicia Keys was her vocal jazz improvisation and theory student for 3 years at The Professional Performing Arts School in new york city . In June 1997, Aziza received The Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award from President Bill Clinton....
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Awards

1997- The Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award from President Bill Clinton @ The White House. International African Arts Street Festival- First Place winners in the contemporary Jazz 1996

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http://www.myspace.com/thesingerscorner Aziza, Jazzsoetry Taped interview and studio performance on Sandi Blair's cable tv show called The Singers Corner. Aziza-Keyboards & vocals, Buddy Williams-drums, Jimmy Delgado-percussion, Ron Jenkins-bass, Keith Fluitt and Mike Hammond-back up vocals.

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Featured recording “Jazzsoetry Vol. 1”

Latest Release

Jazzsoetry Vol. 1

Nonesuch Records (2007)

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”Aziza has mined the depths of black music to come up with a sound that is sophisticated, melodic and funky as hell”.... Kenny Barron, jazz pianist and composer.

“What can be said about such a musical work of sheer genius.” “ Aziza, in her latest work titled, Jazzsoetry demonstrates her musical mastery in her use of harmonious melodies and spell bounding rhythms.This is definitely one that should be in the IPOD.”..Andrea M. Moore, Executive Director, SmoothAtlanta.com

“Aziza's lush new CD release,Jazzsoetry, combines all of the essential elements that comprise musical excellence: gorgeous performance, hip production, soaring melody and sophisticated songcraft...

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Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationNew York, NY

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundMaster Degree in Music Education and Bachelor Degree from The Manhattan School Of Music. Schools of Employment: The Professional Performing Arts School The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Arts Connection The Abrons Arts Center/Henry St. Music Settlement 92nd St. Y West Angeles Christian Academy

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