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Jeremy Siskind

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Pianist, composer, and educator Jeremy Siskind is “a remarkable pianist” and “a rising star on the jazz scene” according to legendary pianist Marian McPartland. Siskind, from Irvine, California, began playing the piano at a very young age. By his early teens, he was performing original compositions all over the country through Yamaha’s Junior Original Concert program; twice, Siskind was even flown to Tokyo, Japan to represent the United States in front of Japanese audiences. Both his playing and composing quickly thrived upon beginning to study jazz with pianists Linda Martinez and Tamir Hendelman: he won first place in the soloist competition at the Fullerton College Jazz Festival, “Most Outstanding Rhythm Section Player” in the Reno Jazz Festival, and received scholarships from the “Friends of Jazz,” “O.C. Community Foundation Centennial Arts,” and the “Vail Jazz Foundation”; he also became the youngest winner of the American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publisher’s (ASCAP) Young Jazz Composer’s Awards while still in high school in 2002....
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”Jeremy's dedication and devotion to what he is doing makes me believe that he will add a great deal to our world of music” - Sophia Rosoff

“Extremely musical, virtuosic, packed with healthy fun and connection to the audience, and played with a beautiful touch” ” Denny Zeitlin

“Jeremy Siskind is my favorite all-time pianist” - Lea DeLaria

“Great stage presence and enthusiasm” ” Lynne Arriale

“Brilliant and Accomplished” ” Fred Hersch

“Siskind thinks as fast his as fingers move.” ” David A. Orthmann, allaboutjazz.com

“Jeremy is a gifted young jazz pianist and composer who has distinguished himself once again with his new honor from DownBeat. His pianism and musicality are strongly in evidence on his award-winning composition. His future looks brighter than ever and I am very proud to have been involved in his formative years at Eastman.” - Harold Danko (upon Siskind winning Downbeat award)

“A remarkable young pianist” ” Marian McPartland

“Siskind enters the major leagues of the jazz world in impressive style.” ” Ed Blanco, ejazznews.com

“Peering into a crystal ball to divine the future of jazz, this writer expects to see pianist Jeremy Siskind and friends in the reflection of what's to come. Superior keyboard prowess, excellence in set programming, and commendable presentation skills are apparent whenever he takes to any stage.” - Johnny Aruba, Hot House Florida

“Jeremy is a brilliant musician, fresh and inventive in every situation - as a solo pianist, in an ensemble or as an accompanist particularly with vocalists. Someone to watch” - Christine Correa

“A rising star on the jazz scene” ” Marian McPartland

“Siskind was particularly notable for his lively and textured performance - the communication between the two artists produced the best music on the Upper West Side that evening” - from a review of a show by Lucas Kwong, blogs.myspace.com/panasianrep

“It may suffice to say that Jeremy Siskind is a brilliant young musical talent who plays on a level of sophistication usually reserved for players further along in life’s struggles. The music on Prophecy, however, goes well beyond recognition of an emerging young lion.” - John Barron, jazzreview.com

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Featured recording “Prophecy”

Prophecy
Self Produced (2007)
Download jazz mp3 “One Art” by Jeremy Siskind
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