TWIN BILL w. RENAUD GARCIA-FONS
Moscow-born, but currently based in NYC, pianist/composer Misha Piatigorsky immigrated to the United States in 1981. Trained in music since an early age in Russia, he has continued his studies in jazz, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in music under pianist Kenny Barron. Perhaps best known as the pianist for vocalist Mark Murphy, Piatigorsky frequently plays at Manhattan’s best jazz clubs. His work as a composer was recognized in 2004 when he won the BMI Thelonious Monk Composers Competition. An innovative musician and charismatic performer, Piatigorsky combines compelling melodies with a driving sense of rhythm that gives his music an electrifying edge in concert. A faculty member of the Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Jazz Workshop program for the last few years, Misha is debuting this year at JazzFest.