Gus Carns - Improvisation

Pianist Gus Carns is an active and in-demand performer and teacher in the Seattle area. He studied music at the internationally renowned Roosevelt High School, the New England Conservatory of music, and is currently completing his undergraduate jazz studies at the University of Washington. He has studied privately with some of the world’s preeminent artists and educators, including Fred Hersch, Jerry Bergonzi, Cuong Vu, Frank Carlberg and Marc Seales.

Gus is fueled by a passion for creative, forward thinking music and commitment to improvement. In 2011, he performed Cuong Vu’s debut orchestral composition “One” alongside Vu and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall. He is a close collaborator with Andy Clausen and Jacob Zimmerman, and has also shared stages with Tim Berne, Ralph Alessi, Wynton Marsalis, Christian Mcbride, Nicholas Payton, Jay Thomas, Thomas Marriott, Steve Treseler, John Bishop and Logan Strosahl, among many others.

This Improvisation was recorded at The Piano Studio in June 2013.
Composer: Gus Carns
Performer: Gus Carns
Studio: The Piano Studio
Engineer: Martin Buff
pianostudioseattle.com
Videographer: Robert Baxter (robert.baxter@arts.cornish.edu)
Editor: Evan Shay (evanshay.com)

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