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John Bostock

John Bostock - composer/improvising musician. Among his composition teachers were: Arie Shapira (Israel) and Anne Boyd (Sydney, Australia), Leon Schidlowsky (Israel) and Ross Edwards (Sydney); jazz piano teachers: Hal Galper(New York)and Roger Frampton (Sydney) and Don Sebesky (New York) with whom he studied Contemporary Writing and Arranging.

He has appeared at the 2006 White Night Festival in Tel Aviv, with saxophonist John Tchicai, at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, 2006, with Danny Benedict and Ora Boazson-Horev; and at Jazz for Peace Festival, Pescara, Italy, 2003, Jazz, Blues and Videotapes Festival, Tel Aviv, 1998, Jazz at the Red Sea Festival, Eilat, Israel, 1997, and the Israel Festival, Jerusalem, in 1996 with the Albert Beger Quartet.

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“Bostock's works are the opposite of postcards: sketches of feelings and emotions, based on patient observation and profound attentiveness.” Ben Shalev “ Ha’Aretz. ”Australian born pianist / composer John Bostock, who has been living in Israel since the late 1980s, is one of the most interesting musicians active in the country. “Seeing Sky”, collects Bostock’s solo piano pieces, recorded over a period of eight years. The music ranges from spontaneous compositions to improvisations on written themes. It might come as a great surprise to the listener to find out how beautifully melodic this music is, even when completely improvised

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Ein Sarid

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Ph.D. in Composition from University of Sydney, 2004

Albums

Seeing Sky
Seeing Sky
TTR
2008
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