Aaron Parks will offer a master class on November 13th at the Higher Center of the Fundació Conservatori Liceu, within the Liceu Jazz – Masterclasses & Concerts concert series, which within October and November 2023 will schedule master classes, meetings and concerts by renowned jazz artists, turning the city of Barcelona into the nerve center of international jazz. These activities will take place mainly in the Auditori Conservatori Liceu, a space located in the heart of the Raval district, fully consolidated and recognized as one of the best of its kind in our country.
Aaron Parks is a jazz pianist known for his innovative approach to music. He gained recognition while playing with trumpeter Terence Blanchard and has since released several albums under his own name. At the age of 18, Parks joined Blanchard’s ensemble and went on to record four albums with him. In addition to Blanchard, Parks has collaborated with various artists, including Christian Scott, Kendrick Scott, and Gretchen Parlato. He was also a member of the James Farm Quartet, which released a self-titled album in 2011. Parks signed with ECM and released the solo piano album «Arborescence» in 2013. His second album for ECM, «Find the Way», was inspired by the music of Alice Coltrane and Shirley Horn and was released in 2017. Throughout his career, Parks has demonstrated a commitment to exploring new musical territories and incorporating elements from various genres into his compositions and improvisations.
The Liceu Jazz – Masterclasses & Concerts concert series is part of the close collaboration that the Fundació Conservatori Liceu has maintained for 12 years with the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival, with the patronage of the Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation.
Masterclasses such as that of Aaron Parks are one of the most important bets of the Liceu Conservatory, which enrich the academic experience of students and music lovers in our environment on their way to professionalism, allowing them to play and interact with the great masters of the current jazz scene.
Feel free to take part in this event which is part of a unique proposal in the country that wants to bring the best jazz to students and music lovers!