Fri, Dec 27|
Vardan Ovsepian Quartet
Recipient of multiple awards including Chamber Music America Grant for New Jazz Works, Vardan Ovsepian is one of the most original pianist/composers in residing in LA. Vardan Ovsepian (piano), Michael Mayo (voice), Karl McCommas-Reichl (bass), Christian Euman (drums) 8:00 & 9:30 | 21+
Dec 27, 2019, 8:00 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Vardan Ovsepian is an Armenia-born pianist/composer whose studies include Yerevan State Conservatory, Estonian Music Academy, Helsinki Jazz Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music. Ovsepain performs solo as well as with artists such as Mick Goodrick, Peter Erskine, Jerry Bergonzi and David Binney. In addition to teaching at The Musical Suite in Newburyport, MA, performed and taught master classes at Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (AK), Maine Jazz Camp (ME), Towson University (MD), Susquehanna University (PA), Bucknell University (PA), Wheeler School (RI), Estonian Music Academy (Tallinn, Estonia), Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music (Chennai, India), Sacheon International Jazz Workshop (Sacheon, S.Korea), Beijing Contemporary Music Academy (Beijing, China), CalArts (CA) and Berklee College of Music (MA). Vardan has released 5 CDs with “Fresh Sound New Talent” label, independent releases of VOCE - Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble (2006 and 2013), plus several duo/trio albums. Recent awards and publications include First Prize at the Achava Jazz Award (Erfurt, Germany - 2017), Chamber Music America Grant for New Jazz Works program funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (New York, NY - 2017), and a release of Peter Erskine New Trio album
“In Praise of Shadows." Presently Vardan resides in Los Angeles.
Student/LA Jazz Society member
Must present a valid student ID or LA Jazz Society membership card upon arrival.