Announcing 2015 Artist Update: IAN GREEN

DATE: Friday July 24th, 2015
STAGE: Cat’s Kitchen & Bar
ADDRESS: 6788 Thorold Stone Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 1B4
TIME: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
TICKET PRICE: Free

BAND MEMBERS:
Ian Green, pianist

BAND BIO:
Ian Green is a pianist and musician specializing in a variety of musical styles. Ian is also a prolific composer and writes music for film and television. He is an active music teacher, music festival adjudicator, and music director at churches across Southern Ontario. Ian enjoys performing music in a variety of settings yet his passion is for early jazz improvisation and ragtime music.

ARTIST BIOS:
Ian Green was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Playing piano since he was five years old, Ian enjoys playing all styles of music including jazz, classical, pop, ragtime, blues, free improvisation. A graduate of Queen’s University (BMus, 2006) and the Royal Conservatory of Music at Toronto (A.R.C.T., 2006), Ian maintains a thriving music studio teaching piano, music rudiments, history, and theory lessons at all levels of the curriculum for the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Ian is a busy professional working as music festival adjudicator across Ontario, as music educator and clinician, as a recording artist and composer for film music, as a session musician for bands and live performances, and as a professional collaborative pianist. He is a member of Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association, Royal Canadian College of Organists, Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association, and SOCAN.

Please visit www.musicbyiangreen.com to learn more of Ian’s many various musical activities.

HISTORY:
Ian enjoys performing for a variety of events in Southern Ontario. Past events include:

Regular performances at AG Inspired Cuisine, Niagara Falls, Ontario;

Music on the Danforth, Toronto, Ontario;

Live Chamber Music Series, (Hamilton, Ontario 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 concert season)

Debut album of solo piano music “Starlight” released May 7, 2015

QUOTES:

“Wow, what a wonderful and varied concert program you presented this afternoon at Central Presbyterian Church. My head is still buzzing with the lilting theme of Grieg’s Wedding Day at Troldhaugen. You certainly captured all the dramatic and dynamic nuances Grieg could have hoped for. You commented about the improvisational talents of Bach and Mozart and the rhapsodic music of Ravel, all beautifully performed. The less frequently heard Excursions by Barber absolutely sparkled in your interpretation. It was an added treat to hear your jazz performance skills in the Oscar Peterson composition you selected to cap off the program. I have enjoyed hearing you in performance previously at the ‘Sundays at Three’ series at Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, and hope to hear you again!” – Michael R

Please visit www.musicbyiangreen.com for other comments on the Testimonials page

WEBLINK:   www.musicbyiangreen.com

YOUTUBE: Ian Green

FACEBOOK: Ian Green

TWITTER: @iangreen27

OTHER:

I have a repertoire list of over 6,500 songs that I enjoy performing. As well, I enjoy performing free improvisation sessions in which I sit at the piano and improvise similar to the likes of Keith Jarrett. I am also an avid classical musical fan and enjoy working out jazz arrangements of pieces by the great classical composers while maintaining the integrity of the compositions that I improvise with.

In May, 2015, my debut album of solo piano music, Starlight, was released worldwide. I would enjoy performing selections from this album as a part of the set list.