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  • Castaways by date
    Scotty Barnhart
    09 Aug
    Sugar Pie DeSanto
    01 Nov
    Tim Garland
    26 Apr
    Nolan Gasser
    14 Jun
    Joe Gilman
    26 Jul
    Ben Goldberg
    01 Mar
    Lua Hadar
    08 Mar
    Paul Hanson
    16 Aug
    Molly Holm
    19 Apr
    Earl R. Johnson jr
    08 Nov
    Kathy Kosins
    25 Oct
    Remy Le Boeuf
    15 Mar
    Gildo Mahones
    22 Nov
    Michael Manring
    31 May
    Karen Marguth
    30 Aug
    Doug Miller
    18 Oct
    Tony Monaco
    28 Jun
    Stephanie Nakasian
    18 Jan
    Michael O'Neill
    21 Jun
    Marlena Shaw
    29 Mar
    Ben Sidran
    12 Apr
    Dr Lonnie Smith
    19 Jul
    Frank Tusa
    23 Aug
    Diane Witherspoon
    27 Sep
    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"