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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: August 25, 1947

For over thirty years Keith Tippett has been at the forefront of contemporary European jazz and new music ” as a pianist, composer, bandleader, band member and musical educator. Tippett’s work ranges from his unique free improvisation as a solo pianist and with duos and small groups such as the quartet Mujician, to compositions for, and performances with, contemporary classical groups (including the Composers’ Ensemble, Kokoro and the Kreutzer String Quartet) and large-scale works for Jazz Orchestra.

As an educator, Keith Tippett has a natural aptitude for coaxing new freedoms from musicians of all ages and abilities. He has worked with junior schoolchildren in artist-in-education projects and in extended workshops with aspiring jazz musicians in Britain and other countries, including Germany, Italy, Soviet Georgia and South Africa. He has been co-director of the Dartington International Summer School jazz course for the last decade, holds Honorary Fellowships at both Dartington College of Arts and the Welsh College of Music and Drama where he is currently a visiting tutor in piano and improvisation and director of the College’s Jazz Ensemble....
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Featured recording “Two for Joyce”

Two for Joyce

Long Song
2014
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    Two for Joyce

    Long Song
    2014
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    Two For Joyce

    RCA
    2013
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    From Granite To Wind

    Ogun Records
    2011
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    Viva La Black Live At Ruvo

    Ogun Records
    2007
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    The Gold Collection

    RCA
    2005
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    Pianoforte

    Slam Records
    2005
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    Mahogany Rain

    RCA
    2005
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