Our guest today is internationally acclaimed pianist, educator and entrepreneur, Howard Rees!
He is the producer of the acclaimed “Barry Harris Workshop Video” series volumes 1-3 and is also the Founder of Howard Rees’ Jazz Workshops, Canada’s oldest independent Jazz School, in operation for over 30 years. The Jazz Workshops have attracted more than 2,500 students from as far a field as Argentina, Bahamas, Chile, France, Holland, Japan, Serbia, Switzerland, Trinidad, the UK and the USA.
He is the Founder and President of the “We Are One Jazz Project”, an enormously successful music and mentoring program for at-risk students, aged 8-13 in the greater Toronto area.
We dive into Howard’s past experiences in Barry’s famous NYC workshops, the production of the legendary Barry Harris Workshop videos, how he runs his respected Jazz Workshops in Canada, the popular We Are One Jazz Project for at-risk students in the greater Toronto area and much, much more!