Alan Blackman

Born: March 9, 1971    Primary Instrument: Piano

Alan Blackman

Pianist and composer, Alan Blackman, has been a mainstay in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area for nearly a decade. He has performed at Blues Alley, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and nearly all of the area’s Jazz Festivals both as a freelancer and with his group the Blackman/Barke Quartet. This group was runner-up in the international competition and the Takoma Park Jazz Brawl. Alan has taught the jazz combos at Towson University as well accompanied the Jazz Vocal Master Class. In addition he has given private lessons through Maryland Conservatory, Maryland Piano, and Howard Community College....
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Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Commission - 2011-2013

MSAC Grants for Composition and Performance - 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Creative Baltimore Fund Award - 2010

Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program - 2001

”...there is some beauty here that is captivating...” Vibraphonist Joe Locke

“ It's poetry in slow motion, words translated into sound. “ Robert Sutton, allaboutjazz

Primary Instrument:

Baltimore, MD

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Towson University

Taught Jazz Combos, private piano, and accompanied Jazz Vocal department

Howard Community College

Taught Jazz Ensembles, Improvisation I and II, and private lessons in jazz piano/theory/composition, Jazz History, American Popular Music

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Changing Standards: Jumpstarting the compositional process

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Featured recording “Alone Together - The 2 Piano...”

Alone Together - The 2 Piano...
Self Produced (2012)
Download jazz mp3 “Free Improvisation #2 with Vardan Ovsepian” by Alan Blackman

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