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Jerry Engelbach

When I was 15, an accordianist friend showed me the meaning of those little letter-and-number symbols above the staff, and I subsequently discovered that I was able to play tunes without having to actually read music.

Since then, playing jazz affords me more enjoyment than anything else in life. That says a lot, as I've studied art at Cooper Union, classical music theory with Peter Schickele at Juilliard (one term), poetry at The New School, and acting at various places, and I've been an art gallery owner, toy company executive, actor and musical director for the Classic Stage Company, founder and artistic director of the Soho Repertory Theatre in New York, instructor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and a graphic designer with many blue-chip clients. And I learned to fly a plane, I ski in the winter, and I play tennis every week.

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