Welcome Reception

Monday, September 13, 2010, 7:00-10:00 PM

On Monday night, September 13, all conference and workshop attendees are invited to attend the conference welcome reception, which will be held from 7-10 PM at the Howe Center on the Stevens Campus. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow conference attendees and speakers, take in stunning views of the Manhattan Skyline and enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvre with spectacular musical entertainment. We are particularly proud to announce the musical guest for the evening, which is Jazz legend Mark Soskin and his trio.

Featuring: The Mark Soskin Trio

Mark Soskin

Mark Soskin

Mark Soskin is one of New York’s finest Jazz pianists and has assembled an exquisite trio exclusively for this event. Soskin has recorded and performed with such diverse musicians as Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Randy Brecker, Billy Cobham, Buster Williams, Eddie Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Cornell Dupree, Herbie Mann, John Abercrombie, Gato Barbieri, Miroslav Vitous, The NY Voices and others. Soskin attended Colorado State University where he pursued classical studies, and studied composition and arranging at The Berklee College of Music. His illustrious career began in the 1970s playing with Pete Escovedo and his daughter Sheila E, and he is in demand as an international sideman and instructor, as well as a leader for his own groups. Soskin is currently on the faculty of The Manhattan School Of Music and has been written up in numerous music publications, including Ira Gitler and Leonard Feather’s Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz and The Jazz Book by Joachim E. Berendt. Mark Soskin is featured in the film documenting latin jazz artists entitled “Calle 54”. He is currently signed with the Kindofblue label and has produced two recordings for the company, both critically acclaimed. The first is entitled, “One Hopeful Day” which features Chris Potter, Bill Stewart, John Patitucci and John Abercrombie. The second and most recent recording which was released in October, 2009 is “Man Behind The Curtain” with Ravi Coltrane, Bill Stewart and Jay Anderson. Mark’s website is at http://www.marksoskin.com