Jack Gruber
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Jack Gruber

Jack G.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I adjust my lesson plan to whatever the students interest is. I spend a lot of time on ear training, improvisation, chord voicings, and music theory. The techniques can be applied to Jazz, Pop, R&B, Neo-Soul, and many other genres. I give students the tools they need to have to explore what their true passion is in music. I have 15 years of playing experience and 5 years of teaching experience. I have played with world-renowned pop artists such as Zara Larrson, Neo-Soul Artists like Qaasim Middleton and Jazz artists like Erena Terakubo at various venues throughout the nation.

About Jack G.

My name Is Jack and I would love to work with you! A few things about myself: I was accepted out of the whole state of Maryland to be the sole All State Jazz Pianist. I played on VEVO Dscvr with renowned pop artist Zara Larrson. I have played for Vevo DSCVR I also hold a BM in piano performance from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. I am currently perusing my masters at The Manhattan School of Music I have over 15 years of playing experience and 9 years of teaching experience. I will adjust my lesson plan to what YOU are interested in so our lessons are as fun and useful to you as possible. More detailed experience/award list can be found below.

Organizations/Artists With Which I Have Performed
Maryland All State Jazz Ensemble
Erena Terakubo - Renowned Alto Saxophonist
David Schnitter - Saxophonist for Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and Educator
Paul Carr - Renowned Tenor Saxophonist and Educator
The New School
Brianna Thomas
Levine School of Music Premier Jazz Combo
TEN Music Group
Sony Records
Zara Larrson
Omar Hakim
Zara Larsson - World Famous Pop Singer
Qaasim Middleton - Renowned Vocalist, American Idol Finalist


Venues I have performed in
Minton’s Jazz Club in Harlem
Fat Cat
Club Bonafide
Somethin’ Jazz Club
Rue B Jazz Club
Twins Jazz Club
Bethesda Blues and Jazz
Awards/Honors
Best Soloist Award at the PA Jazz Idol competition.
Soloist at Tri-C Jazz Festival Performance in Cleveland, Ohio received from acclaimed pianist Orrin Evans.
Selected as the sole pianist for the 2013 and 2014 Maryland All-State Jazz Band conducted by Chris Vadala
Received a scholarship to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Music Festivals I have performed in:
Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival
AfroPunk NYC
Jazz Academy of Music Summer Camp
Takoma Park Jazz Festival
Tri-C Jazz Festival in Cleveland Ohio
Silver Spring Jazz Festival
DC Jazz Festival
Duke Ellington Celebration at Strathmore Hall in Rockville MD.
Music Instruction
Private Jazz Piano Instructors
Bruce Barth
Hal Galper
Aaron Goldberg
George Cables
Fabian Almazan
Taylor Eigsti
Allyn Johnson
Jazz Ozment
Education
Bachelor of Music from The New School College of the Performing Arts - Received in May 2018
High School Diploma from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School - Received in June 2014

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Melissa
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Having taken lessons from a couple different teachers over the past couple of years, I didn't know what good was until I started taking lessons from Jack. He is super hands on and was great at tailoring my lessons to help me improve. Many of the exercises he gives me are just what I need and my playing has improved by a lot! If you want the best of the best - he is it!

Posted Mar 19, 2020

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Experience

Pianist for Zara Larrson
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015

Sony Studios

Played piano for Zara Larrson for her VEVO Dscvr Youtube showcase.

Education

Jazz Piano Masters
Sep 2019 - Present

Manhattan School of Music

Jazz Paino BM
Sep 2014 - May 2018

The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Maryland All-State Jazz Pianist
Jan 2014

State Of Maryland

Best Soloist
Jan 2012

PA Jazz Idol Festival

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