Gregg Kallor is a composer and pianist whose music fuses the classical and jazz traditions he loves into a new, deeply personal language. The New York Times writes: At home in both jazz and classical forms, [Kallor] writes music of unaffected emotional directness. Leavened with flashes of oddball humor, his works succeed in drawing in the listener - not as consumer or worshipful celebrant, but in a spirit of easygoing camaraderie.
Kallor is the Composer-In-Residence at SubCulture in New York City, named one of Time Out New York's best new music venues. The first season of his residency featured world remieres of a solo piano suite, a set of songs with mezzo- soprano Adriana Zabala and baritone Matthew Worth, and a piano trio with violinist Miranda Cuckson and cellist Joshua Roman.
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Kallor's compositions and his touch are absolutely exquisite. The word refinement keeps coming to mind, and it is a refinement touched with imagination, verve and vision. Gregg Kallor, with this New York suite, A SINGLE NOON, has crafted a compelling and beautiful work of art.
— All About Jazz
Kallor is one of the rare artists who successfully straddles the divide between jazz
improvisers and classical interpreters.
— New Orleans Times-Picayune
Kallor can carry a poetic mood right to the edge of sorrow, always sounding lyrical
and moving without ever slipping into the lachrymose.
— The Hartford Courant
A SINGLE NOON is the work of an extraordinary pianist, a composer of great
distinction and a true conceptualist..
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