In this special concert, accomplished jazz pianist Michael Eckroth makes his FIU debut in his new position as asst. professor in a performance with the FIU Faculty Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Big Band for what will be an unforgettable evening.
Michael Eckroth is widely known in improvised music circles for his work with jazz legend John Scofield, and in world music circles as the pianist, arranger, and composer for the Cuban ensemble Orquesta Akokan, whose 2018 debut album recieved a Grammy Nomination. He received his PhD from NYU in 2016 with the dissertation Early Cuban Piano Improvisation.
Audiences will enjoy a selection of music by Gustav Holst, Cole Porter, Tom Garling and Rob Lussier, among others.