An Improvised Life

One of the countries leading jazz performers and pedagogues, Ali Ryerson explores:


  • how she grew up playing jazz


  • a career in jazz – not the standard career path


  • is their more freedom in career paths playing jazz


  • wearing many hats


  • does jazz allow you the freedom to improvise your own unique life and career?


  • how does a musician grow from playing in so many cities and crossing borders?


  • publications and jazz method books


  • the relationship between composing and improvisation


  • the development of the jazz big band ‘


  • what type of students attend her jazz summer camps


  • how is jazz different from classical?


  • her relationship with Gemeinhardt
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