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Becky Archibald

Becky Archibald is an award-winning pianist, composer, recording artist, and educator. Spanning solo piano to chamber music to jazz, Becky’s music has taken her far – from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall (solo debut, 2006) to a California house concert playing Frank Sinatra’s piano, to the Dordogne Jazz Summer School (DJSS) in Monteton, France (composer-in-residence since 2009.) Known for her innovative programming, she produced “Fresh-Faced Jazz” for the Indianapolis Spirit and Place Festival, featuring jazz artists performing inner city children’s first musical compositions, and a live radio concert on WFYI’s “The Classical Connection,” featuring Archibald performing her compositions with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, along with a reading by award-winning author and classical music reviewer for the New Yorker Magazine, Alex Ross. With the Ronen Chamber Ensemble, Becky co-produces “The Rite of Swing” – the annual showcase of her work in chamber music and jazz – which raises funds for her educational outreach both locally and abroad.

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”. . .It is obvious from the start of Midnight At Monteton that Ms. Archibald has a real talent for writing memorable melodies that often utilize original chord changes. Her music is straight ahead, fresh, thoughtful, and sometimes utilizes Brazilian rhythms. Several of the songs deserve to become future standards and adopted by musicians who are sick of playing “On Green Dolphin Street” and “Stella by Starlight.”

The interpretations of her songs on this CD are excellent, featuring some of the finest jazz musicians based in Indianapolis. Particularly rewarding is the playing of Jim Farrelly on soprano, alto and alto flute, flugelhornist P.J

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Indianapolis, IN

Willing to teach

Beginners

Credentials/Background

Professor of Composition, Anderson University Private lessons in piano and composition from my home studio in Indianapolis.

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Videos

Premium Profiles

Ferit Odman Ferit Odman
drums
Tommy Smith Tommy Smith
sax, tenor
Tony Adamo Tony Adamo
vocalist
Ken Field Ken Field
sax, alto
Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
vocalist
Jen de Ness Jen de Ness
vocalist
Karl Berger Karl Berger
band/orchestra
Kathy Sanborn Kathy Sanborn
composer/conductor
Kayle Brecher Kayle Brecher
vocalist
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Rob Reddy Rob Reddy
saxophone

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