may 16 | 8:00PM
GARY MOTLEY TRIO
Gary Motley is a pianist, composer, arranger and educator. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and the American Composers Forum. Gary has also been featured on National Public Radio’s Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland. Other engagements include the 2014 National Black Arts Festival salute to Wynton Marsalis with Marcus Belgrave and the Annual Emory University Jazz Festival with violinist Regina Carter (2015), Anat Cohen (2016) with bassist Rodney Whitaker and drummer Carl Allen. Gary recently returned from Colombia, South America where he participated in a jazz education outreach initiative for the Centro Colombo Americano and also traveled to Havana, Cuba with the Victor Goines Sextet as a part of the Horns to Havana Education Exchange Project.
In addition to his work as an artist, Gary is committed to jazz education and awareness. As Professor of Performance and Director of Jazz Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Gary has developed the Robert Strickland Jazz Studio-an innovative interactive teaching facility that integrates the rich heritage of American jazz with today’s technology practices. Gary is also a member of the Jazz Education Network and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.