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Jazz Pianist Uri Caine on Anything Goes

Jazz Pianist Uri Caine visits WTJU
on Anything Goes
March 19, 2007

Composer and jazz pianist Uri Caine is known for forays into classical music as well as "straight ahead" jazz. His extensive discography includes everything from tributes to Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock to jazz-influenced arrangements of classical works. His 1997 release Urlicht / Primal Light, which features arrangements of Gustav Mahler's music, won the international "Composer's Hut" award for Best Mahler CD. Caine has also revamped such classics as Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations and Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, to name a few. The breadth of his musical interests and skills has led Caine to collaborate with such diverse musicians as Clark Terry, turntablist DJ Logic, and Concerto Köln. In 2006, he was named composer in residence for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, with whom he premiered his Concerto for Two Pianos and Chamber Orchestra. He has also appeared at many jazz and classical music festivals, including the Monterey and Newport Jazz Festivals, IRCAM and Great Performers at Lincoln Center.

He leads the jazz/funk/electronic trio Bedrock, and is currently featured on Dave Douglas's "Live at the Jazz Standard" recordings.

A native of Philadelphia, Caine studied piano with Bernard Peiffer and composition with George Rochberg and George Crumb. He now lives in New York City.

Steve Huff will talk with Uri live in the studio beginning around 10 pm on the 19th.

Caine appears Tuesday March 20th at 3:30pm in Cabell Hall room 107 as part of UVA's Spring Colloquia.

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