april, 2023

19apr7:00 pm8:00 pmEvent CancelledCREATORS Speaker Series: Eric GouldInspired by HistoryAssemblage Art Space


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Assemblage Art Space

70A Sleeper Street

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Eric Gould has enjoyed a multifaceted career as a pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. He has performed and recorded in collaboration with world-renowned instrumentalists such as Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter, James Newton, Bobby Watson, Antonio Hart, Winard Harper, Cindy Blackman, Terri Lynne Carrington, Cecil Bridgewater, Robin Eubanks, and Leon Lee Dorsey in addition to leading his own trio in performances from the Midwest to the East Coast. Gould has composed music for various other ensembles as well, including “Kenny Barron With Strings”, a concert of string orchestra arrangements of the music of Kenny Barron and featuring the great pianist and his trio, “The Fire Within”, a piano quintet commissioned by Chamber Music Wilmington in 2014, “Bohemia After Dark,” a concert of arrangements of the music of Oscar Pettiford featuring legendary Ron Carter along with an all-star octet, “Diaspora of the Drum,” a 30-minute work for chamber orchestra, jazz ensemble, and tap dancer Savion Glover, “An American City,” commissioned by the Canton Symphony through the National Endowment for the Arts, “Dameron’s Dance: A Tribute to Tadd Dameron,” featuring NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, “Midnight Excursion,” premiered by the Grammy Award winning Cleveland Chamber Symphony in 2003, and “He Speaks in Shadows,” performed by the critically acclaimed Cavani String Quartet at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, at the Chamber Music America Festival in New York, and at the Britt Music Festival.

As an educator, Gould is currently a Professor in the Piano Department at Berklee, where he formerly served as Chair of the Jazz Composition Department. Prior to that, he served as Director of the Department of Music for the Cleveland Music School Settlement, one of the oldest and largest community music schools in the country. He has also been on the faculty at Cleveland State University, and has taught at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the College of Wooster, in addition to conducting numerous workshops, residencies, and classes, private instruction, festival organization, and arts management consultation. In his roles as Executive Director and Managing Consultant of the Excellence in Music Initiative in Cleveland, Ohio Gould played a substantial role in the development of the preparatory music program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).


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