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Alex Bohrer, who founded "Cool Piano Teacher LLC" in 1998 earned his Bachelor of Music degree under the guidance of jazz piano legend Ray Santisi until graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1981.
Who is Ray Santisi the Jazz Pianist?
This American pianist was a composer, arranger, recording artist, educator, and featured soloist with such artists as Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, and the Four Tops.
He also played with many other great musicians, including Mel Torme, Irene Kral, Herb Pomroy, and Natalie Cole.
Ray Santisi began his career at the Stable in Boston, Massachusetts, where he first encountered jazz music.
This amazing jazz pianist eventually went on to work with many of the world's best-known musicians including Charlie Parker and Irene Kral.
He was also the author of the jazz piano book, "Jazz Originals For Piano." His list of students is impressive, and his influence in the music world is truly unparalleled.
Santisi has influenced many musicians, including Diana Krall, Makoto Ozone, Joe Zawinul, and Keith Jarrett.
He has also been a teacher at Berklee College, where he supervised the careers of many students.
His students have gone on to become some of the world's finest jazz musicians and teachers including top rated Alex Bohrer aka The Cool Piano Teacher in Austin Tx.
He also taught students at Berklee, which is why his book mapped the jazz piano curriculum at Berklee.
While teaching at the jazz workshop on Boylston Street, Santisi is was involved in several jazz clinics on college campuses.
He performed in Scandinavia, Europe, and Asia. His music has been praised by many and he has received two prestigious grants for his composition and performance.
So, if you're a student of Santisi, a lesson in jazz piano is in order.
A well-known jazz pianist, Santisi has performed with many of the world's best-known jazz musicians, including Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, and Natalie Cole.
He has also been a member of many other prominent jazz ensembles, including the Boston Pops, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the chamber jazz pop group Wuz.
His book, Who is Ray Santisi the renowned jazz pianist, is an excellent resource for musicians, fans, and teachers alike.
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