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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: April 15, 1971

Heather Bennett Pianist/Vocalist/Composer/Band Leader 702 49th St Apt 1F Brooklyn, NY 11220 917-769-5417 718-871-2066 Email: Hbimprov@aol.com www.heatherbennett.net

Biography

Jazz pianist/composer Heather Bennett has recently released her fifth recording as a leader. “Reflections on Red,” produced by Apria Records, is a mix of acoustic and electric sounds showcasing Ms. Bennett's original music. Her new lineup of musicians includes: Donny McCaslin on flutes and saxophones; Pete McCann on guitar; Mike Pope on bass; and Ari Hoenig on drums. In addition to her acoustic piano playing, this recording features Ms...
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“...one of the most promising bop-and-beyond players of the younger generation...” �” Will Friedwald, Village Voice

“...Heather Bennett continues her rise to prominence as an accomplished jazz pianist...” �” All About Jazz

“...a dozen original pieces (including two jazz suites) reveal Heather’s formidable talent as a composer...”-Review of Bennett’s album “SuiteTalk” �” Bob Bernotas, host of “Just Jazz,” WDVR-FM

“...with a definite knowledge of tradition, her compositions impressively present an intelligent path from the present to the future of Jazz...” - The Bunker, Bielefeld, Germany

“...Bennett plays powerfully, with improvisational finesse...” - Dortmunder Rundschau 21 Sept 2004 (German Paper).

Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationBrooklyn, NY

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundBachelors of Music (Jazz Performance) University of South Carolina Twelve years experience teaching privately Seven years experience teaching chorus, keyboards, theory, recorder and band in NYC public schools through 144 Music and Arts, Neighborhood Music and Arts and Music Wizards Two years experience teaching theory, keyboards and jazz combo at National Guitar Workshop Available for Clinics/Seminars; Private instruction for jazz/classical piano; Summer camps; Vocal Coaching and Arranging

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