Born: January 21, 1980 Primary Instrument: Piano
Evan Mazunik explores sound as a performer/composer with passion and imagination. Raised on the prairies of Iowa and rooted in Queens, Mazunik plays piano and accordion throughout the New York City area. Mazunik fluently speaks Soundpainting, the universal sign language for live composition, and works as artistic director for ZAHA, a multidisciplinary Soundpainting ensemble. As a composer, his commissions have included works for jazz band, chorus, and various solo instruments, as well as interdisciplinary works for theater, dance, and film. Most recently, his instant composition was featured in the NY International Fringe Festival for the show Big Beat/Back Flow. Mazunik serves as music director at Resurrection Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, where he infuses ancient liturgy with contemporary innovation.
ZAHA: Shoot the Sun
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Evan Mazunik performs as a pianist and accordionist across NYC. WIth over 20 years of experience, Mazunik studied at the University of Iowa where he received both his bachelors degree in piano performance and his masters degree in jazz studies. As a guest artist and clinician, he has taught master classes at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the University of North Texas, and the JCC on the Palisades. Mazunik integrates improvisation into his playing, writing, and teaching while remaining a performer/composer dedicated to innovation. Evan Mazunik is available for workshops and private lessons in classical and jazz piano, accordion, composition, theory, ear training, and improvisation for elementary-age to adult students. By consulting with each individual to develop a set of goals, Mazunik tailors a custom-made curriculum to fit each student's dreams.