Joe Block Quintet Joe Block Quintet

Joe Block Quintet

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Where The Django Cellar Level No. 2 Ave. Of The Americas TriBeCa, New York City Map It

When Mar 11, 2020 – Mar 11, 2020

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Joe Block is a pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He began playing classical piano at the age of two before switching to jazz in middle school. While growing up in Philadelphia, a city with a rich jazz history, he was forunate to learn and study from musicians on the scene and in jazz education programs at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, the Kimmel Center, and Temple University. Joe currently resides in New York City where he attends both the Juilliard School and Columbia University as part of their highly selective and vigorous exchange program. He studies with Frank Kimbrough, Ted Rosenthal, and Bruce Barth. In addition to performing, Joe is an avid composer and arranger. Hailed by Jazz at Lincoln Center as one of "jazz's most promising young composers", he has been commissioned to write or arrange music for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the Philadelphia Ambassador Big Band, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, for which he arranged part of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” in 2018. He applies similar large ensemble compositional techniques when he is writing for his quintet.

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