October 8, 2020
Matt Herskowitz: Chopin Etudes +
Festival favorite Matt Herskowitz presents selections of his new Chopin Etudes + project, showcasing his exceptional talent for creating original jazz arrangements of classical works. The evening will include a pre-concert interview with Matt hosted by Zuill Bailey.
Matt says: “This project contributes a new, cross-genre interpretation of the Chopin Etudes, infusing contemporary jazz language and grooves into the original pieces. In the tradition of Leopold Godowsky’s “Etudes on the Etudes”, my aim was to create “Jazz Etudes on the Etudes”, making Chopin’s original etudes all the more challenging by layering in new rhythmic and virtuosic demands in the jazz idiom.”
Learn more at www.mattherskowitzpiano.com