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    Most Recent Castaway - 16th June, 2017
    Jarrett Cherner (2017)

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    (Photo by Melissa Morano)

    A decade or so ago, Bay Area native Jarrett Cherner was described by jazz journalist Andy Gilbert as "one of the most exciting young pianist-composers on the Bay Area scene". His contemporary trio release "Burgeoning" garnered him an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award.

    Since those days, Jarrett has earned concurrent degrees at Tufts (B.S., Mathematics) and the New England Conservatory (Jazz Piano Performance), where he studied with Danilo PĂ©rez, Jerry Bergonzi, and Michael Cain, among others.

    After a brief period home in the Bay Area, Jarrett moved back east to New York City in 2008 to pursue graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music.

    Jarrett was a semifinalist at the 2011 Montreux Jazz Piano Competition, and performed solo at the Whitney Museum as part of the 2012 BLEED residency of Jason Moran, one of his teachers at the Manhattan School of Music.

    Now growing into a master teacher in his own right, Jarrett's most recent recording is "Expanding Heart".
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Oscar Peterson Night Train C Jam Blues Verve
    # 2 Charlie Haden Nocturne En la Orilla del Mundo Verve
    # 3 Maurice Ravel Great pianists of the 20th Century, Vol. 68, Arturo Benedetti Michelange Piano Concerto in G, Adagio Assai Polygram Classics
    # 4 Mercedes Sosa Exitos Eternos Alfonsina y el Mar Universal Latino
    # 5 Ornette Coleman Tomorrow Is the Question Tears Inside Contemporary
    # 6 Andy Bey Ballads, Blues and Bey I'm Just a Lucky So-And-So Evidence
    # 7 Marquis Hill The Way We Play My Foolish Heart Concord
    # 8 Paul Bley Alone, Again Olhos de Gato Improvising Artists, Inc.
    # 9 Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden Last Dance My Old Flame ECM
    # 10 Thelonious Monk Alone in San Francisco Reflections OJC
             
    Book David Foster Wallace, "Infinite Jest", or
    poetry by either Rumi or Hafez
             
    Luxury Item "A piano"