GEOFFREY KEEZER


ADVANCED JAZZ PIANO CONCEPTS

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It’s all about the details. Whether it’s setting up the time, shaping your lines, or getting the most out of what you transcribe - tighten up your playing with these high-level jazz piano concepts.

 

PERFORMANCES AND ANALYSIS

Learn the advanced, top-level concepts and strategies of a modern jazz piano great. Learn how Keezer shapes his solos, plays rubato, interacts with a rhythm section (Ben Williams on bass and Billy Kilson on drums!), and develops the amazing advanced techniques he’s famous for. These lessons will propel the advanced player to new heights.

LIVING NOTATION

Don’t miss a note of Keezer’s lessons. With Living Notation, you can learn exactly what Geoffrey is playing, becoming visually immersed as the notation follows the video note for note. Study and learn his advanced concepts and let them come through in your own playing.

 

COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK

Don’t guess at the lines and voicings that Geoffrey’s playing. Don’t lose track of forms or chord changes. See all of the transcriptions, lead sheets, practice tips, and resources in one comprehensive 116-page workbook.

 

 

PERFORMANCES AND ANALYSIS

Learn the advanced, top-level concepts and strategies of a modern jazz piano great. Learn how Keezer shapes his solos, plays rubato, interacts with a rhythm section (Ben Williams on bass and Billy Kilson on drums!), and develops the amazing advanced techniques he’s famous for. These lessons will propel the advanced player to new heights.

 

LIVING NOTATION

Don’t miss a note of Keezer’s lessons. With Living Notation, you can learn exactly what Geoffrey is playing, becoming visually immersed as the notation follows the video note for note. Study and learn his advanced concepts and let them come through in your own playing.

 

COMPREHENSIVE WORKBOOK

 

Don’t guess at the lines and voicings that Geoffrey’s playing. Don’t lose track of forms or chord changes. See all of the transcriptions, lead sheets, practice tips, and resources in one comprehensive 116-page workbook.

 

 

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LIST OF LESSONS

 

  • "Fractured"Performance (09:29)
  • Dynamics* (15:16)
  • "Fractured" Solo Analysis* (20:23)
  • "Port Alexander Moon" Performance (08:12)
  • Shaping Lines* (05:21)
  • Transitioning from Rubato to Tempo* (09:33)
  • "Hey, It's Snowing!" Performance (05:43)
  • Becoming a Two-Handed Pianist* (10:14)

 

 

  • Comping for a Bass Solo* (10:15)
  • "Fast Blues" Performance* (05:26)
  • "Fast Blues Breakdown (06:49)
  • "Slow Blues" Performance (05:40)
  • "Slow Blues" Breakdown (07:50)
  • How to Practice What You Have Transcribed Pt. 1* (15:36)
  • How to Practice What You Have Transcribed Pt. 2* (16:35)
  • Playing Without a Pedal (30:24)

*includes Living Notation transcriptions

 

 

  • "Fractured" Performance (09:29)
  • Dynamics* (15:16)
  • "Fractured" Solo Analysis* (20:23)
  • "Port Alexander Moon" Performance (08:12)
  • Shaping Lines* (05:21)
  • Transitioning from Rubato to Tempo* (09:33)
  • "Hey, It's Snowing!" Performance (05:43)
  • Becoming a Two-Handed Pianist* (10:14)
  • Comping for a Bass Solo* (10:15)
  • "Fast Blues" Performance* (05:26)
  • "Fast Blues Breakdown (06:49)
  • "Slow Blues" Performance (05:40)
  • "Slow Blues" Breakdown (07:50)
  • How to Practice What You Have Transcribed Pt. 1* (15:36)
  • How to Practice What You Have Transcribed Pt. 2* (16:35)
  • Playing Without a Pedal (30:24)

 

*includes Living Notation transcriptions

 

 

WORKBOOK INCLUDED

Includes downloadable PDF of comprehensive 116-page workbook that is the perfect supplement to the course. With all of the transcriptions, lead sheets, pro tips, and listening recommendations in one beautiful place. Spiral bound version is also available for purchase.

 

ABOUT GEOFFREY KEEZER

 

With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, multiple GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18, and touring in the company of Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Art Farmer, Benny Golson and Barbara Hendricks in his 20s. More recently he has toured with Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, David Sanborn, Chris Botti, Sting, Joe Locke and Christian McBride; produced and arranged three GRAMMY®-nominated recordings with vocalist Denise Donatelli, and released a series of albums drawing influences from Hawaiian, Okinawan and Afro-Peruvian folk traditions. Geoffrey’s 2013 solo piano release, Heart of the Piano (Motema Records), seeks to redefine solo jazz piano as a personal and interactive showcase of melody, energy and groove, while his upcoming album “On My Way To You” is a stunning new set of music featuring his working trio with the addition of guest vocalist Gillian Margot.

Geoffrey’s compositions have been commissioned by the Mainly Mozart Festival, Art of Elán ensemble, Saint Joseph Ballet, Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra and Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. His music can be heard in the films "What Happens in Vegas" and "Inhale", and in numerous TV shows including "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)”, "Parks and Recreation" (NBC), "House of Lies" (Showtime), “Casual” (Hulu Original).

Time Magazine wrote, “Geoffrey has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole”, and pop icon Sting said “In the universe of piano players that I have been exposed to over the years, Geoffrey has proved himself to be not only a superb technician and improviser, but also above and beyond this, a composer and conceptualist who can maintain the overall line and the DNA of the song in everything he plays. A musician’s musician.”

 

 

ABOUT GEOFFREY KEEZER

With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, multiple GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18, and touring in the company of Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Art Famer, Benny Golson and Barbara Hendricks in his 20s. More recently he has toured with Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, David Sanborn, Chris Botti, Sting, Joe Locke and Christian McBride; produced and arranged three GRAMMY®-nominated recordings with vocalist Denise Donatelli, and released a series of albums drawing influences from Hawaiian, Okinawan and Afro-Peruvian folk traditions. Geoffrey’s 2013 solo piano release, Heart of the Piano (Motema Records), seeks to redefine solo jazz piano as a personal and interactive showcase of melody, energy and groove, while his upcoming album “On My Way To You” is a stunning new set of music featuring his working trio with the addition of guest vocalist Gillian Margot.

Geoffrey’s compositions have been commissioned by the Mainly Mozart Festival, Art of Elán ensemble, Saint Joseph Ballet, Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra and Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. His music can be heard in the films "What Happens in Vegas" and "Inhale", and in numerous TV shows including "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)”, "Parks and Recreation" (NBC), "House of Lies" (Showtime), “Casual” (Hulu Original).

Time Magazine wrote, “Geoffrey has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole”, and pop icon Sting said “In the universe of piano players that I have been exposed to over the years, Geoffrey has proved himself to be not only a superb technician and improviser, but also above and beyond this, a composer and conceptualist who can maintain the overall line and the DNA of the song in everything he plays. A musician’s musician.”

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