Born: January 31, 1971
“Lena is an amazingly gifted and soulful musician from Russia who can eat most of her peer saxophonists on this planet for breakfast, lunch and dinner in one gulp. She can also swing you into bad health with any musical offering she wishes to perform.” Keith Copeland Originally from Moscow, Russia, Lena Bloch immigrated to Israel in 1990, to attend Rubin Academy of Music and Dance - and since then traveled the world, performing in various settings in Israel, Holland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, England, Canada, Russia, Slovenia and United States. In 1994 Lena received a full scholarship for Jazz In July workshop, to study with Yusef Lateef and Billy Taylor, and won the Outstanding Performance Award...
AwardsLeipziger Jazz Newcomer Festival 1st Prize (Lena Bloch Quartet)
FeatheryThirteenth Note Records
Lena Bloch: FeatheryThirteenth Note Records
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
TEACHING OBJECTIVES: 1. Jazz Improvisation 2. Jazz theory and harmony 3. Saxophone basic and advanced 4. Ensemble coaching 5. Jazz composition and arranging SELECTED METHODS AND BOOKS USED: 1. David Liebman “Developing A Personal Sound” 2. George Russell “Lydian Chromatic Concept” 3. Yusef Lateef “Repository Of Scales And Melodic Patterns” 4. Oliver Nelson “Patterns” 5. Sigurd Rascher “Top Tones For The Saxophone” SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 1. 22 years of private teaching in Israel, Germany, United States 2. State Music Schools in Germany (1999-2003) - middle and high school students, adults 3. Teaching Assistantship at the University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Music (2003-2005) 4. Amherst Red Barn Music School (2005-2008) 5. Workshop at Lyndonville State College, VT with Ambassadors Of Light (2004) 6. Workshop at the Berkshire Hills Music Academy (2005) Teach at the private studio or at student's home. Rates $55/hour
Playing versus practice, bringing both together, how to balance mind and intuition.