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Exploring the Metropolis: Brian Krock

Brian Krock, June 26, 2014 at 7:30pm

Saxophonist and composer Brian Krock brings together a new quartet to perform music written during his EtM Con Edison Composers’ Residency at the Bloomingdale School of Music

Brian Krock’s Heart Machine, featuring:
Brian Krock – alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Adam O’Farrill – trumpet
Sam Yulsman – piano
Jason Burger – drum set

About Brian Krock

Alto saxophonist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Brian Krock began his musical career at an early age. Before discovering his love of jazz music, he studied classical guitar and piano. His first attempts at composing were made in the 7th grade, when he recorded an entire album of original heavy-metal music on a digital recorder. He began seriously studying jazz music in high school, inspiring him to pursue a career dedicated to creating music.

A recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music, Brian was a student of world-renowned jazz composer Jim McNeely and classical composer Dr. J. Mark Stambaugh. In 2012 he was awarded the Manhattan Prize in Composition for his String Quartet No. 1 (2010), and in 2012 he was award an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award. As Composer-in-Residence at the Bloomingdale School of Music last fall, he wrote a plethora of music which he plans to record in the coming year. Brian’s band, Life Size, kicked off 2014 with a tour of the Northeast in support of their debut record, Bright!


The Exploring the Metropolis Con Edison Composers’ Residency Program is funded by Consolidated Edison, The Amphion Foundation, Credit Suisse, the George L. Shields Foundation, the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, AOH Foundation, DJ McManus Foundation and individuals.The EtM Con Edison Composers Residency Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Office of Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn. This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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