Lectures on improvisation, and on
composition as a tool to devellop your improvisation.
Developing your own voice. What to work on and how to work on
Piano masterclasses. Topics include:
. Building, consolidating or refining a piano technique. How to
really practice and improve your scales and arpeggios. Special emphasis on tone production.
. Comping, harmony and rhythm. The piano in the rhythm section.
. A specific chapter on vocal accompanying. How to play for
singers and their repertoire.
. Jazz arranging and composition, a workshop on modern big band writing
. Small ensemble trio to quintet with original material, jazz
standards, and oral teaching and dictation.
. Large ensemble (big band) coaching. Original music in the Thad
Jones-Bob Brookmeyer vein.
This music and other arrangements have been recorded by the WDR
NB: I also teach thru skype.
Solo piano (various programs, Monk, Gershwin, Strayhorn) Solo
piano + vocals.
CD "Amsallem Sings" (2009)
Trio w/Viktor Nyberg and Gautier Garrigue
Plays Billy Strayhorn
Plays Thelonious Monk
Plays George Gershwin
Duo with vocalists Sara Lazarus, Melanie Dahan, Judy Niemack,
Trio piano + vocals. New CD "Franck Amsallem Sings Vol. II"
Trio and guests: Rick Margitza, Stephane Belmondo, Irving Acao,
Jerry Bergonzi, Tim Ries (from the Rolling Stones band),
Olivier Ker Ourio, and vocalists Sara Lazarus, Judy Niemack,
Also on special request: Andy Middleton, Walt
Weiskopf, Jerry Bergonzi, Dan Block, Frank Griffith.
Nonet "A Cool Birth". Birth of the cool and originals.
Big band music-all original material- in the Thad
Jones/Brookmeyer/Bill Holman/Johnny Mandel vein
"Nuits", music for string orchestra and jazz quartet
-5 part suite- a demanding endeavor for ambitious conductor or
"Bud will be back shortly", for string orchestra and jazz
"Place du Temps", chamber music w/a jazz tinge
(instrumentation: piano, percussion, trumpet, clarinet, bassoon,
"Sax Summit", with Irving Acao, Sylvain Beuf & Pierrick Pedron