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Kengchakaj "Jazztist" Kengkarnka

An NY-based award winning jazz pianist/composer/educator from Bangkok, Thailand.

Kengchakaj raised in a music-loving family. Although, he did not pursue the music career path until his early 20s when the time he was at a design school, one of his professors recommend him to listen to Bill Evans. In consequence, inspired, Kengchakaj decided to pursue the music career.

Kengchakaj holds a Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, class of 2017, with funding from Fulbright scholarship. He studied privately with Ted Rosenthal and Phil Markowitz as well as renowned faculty at MSM, such as Garry Dial, Rogerio Boccato, Scott Wendholt, Jeremy Manasia, Gretchen Parlato, Theo Bleckman, Kate McGarry, Todd Reynold and many more. Kengchakaj is a graduate of Rangsit University’s Conservatory of Music where he studied under Dr. Denny Euprasert.

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