Born: November 11, 1974 Primary Instrument: Piano
Yan Pevzner graduated with a Master Degree in Jazz Performance and Composition from New York University, and also holds an Artistic Diploma in Jazz and Classical Piano from Aubervilliers National Conservatory in France. While at NYU, Yan studied with Dr. Tom Boras, Michael Abene, Frank Foster, George Garzone and Tony Moreno. An alumnus of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Steans Institute for Young Artists and Mancini Institute Yan has performed at many festivals including Bagnlieu Blue jazz festival in France, IAJE conference in 2001 & 2002, Ravinia festival, Cactus Jazz and Blues festival and in various venues such as Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Birdland, BB King Blues Club, Sweet Rhythms, Sotheby's jazz series, Getty Museum, Jazz Corner and Paramount Studios. Yan has appeared with top international jazz artists including, Michael Abene, Michael Buble, Cecil Bridgewater, John Clayton, Gregg Field, Frank Foster, Allan Harris, Shirley Horn, Monica Mancini, Christian McBride, Paul McCandless, Earl Palmer, Ray Pizzi, Dianne Reeves, Bob Sheppard, Bill Watrous and performed as an orchestra pianist under the battons of Elmer Berstein, Charles Floyed, Jerry Goldsmith, Quincy Jones, Vince Mendoza and Patrick Williams. At a present time Yan works and records with his trio that consist of bassist Martin Wind and drummer Tony Moreno. Their debut CD State of Mind is expected to be released in fall of 2002. In addition to performing with his trio Yan plays with a variety of musicians in NYC and also teaches jazz and classical piano at the State University of New York/Westchester Community College.