A Jazz Improvisation Workshop with violinist Scott Tixier
Meet and learn from one of the most creative living jazz violinists performing and teaching today. Bring your instrument of choice – piano players will be able to use the house baby grand – and learn about mprovisation from the ground up. Tixier is a French jazz violinist who was selected by DownBeat as their Critic Poll Winner in 2018. A five-time affiliated GRAMMY award-winner, he has performed, recorded, and toured with Jazz legends Kenny Barron and Antony Braxton to Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Coldplay, and more. He has played on numerous film scores and TV shows including “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, and more. In 2022, Tixier was the featured soloist for Jon Batiste’s American Symphony premiere at Carnegie Hall. He is on the faculty at the University of North Texas specializing in Jazz Violin and the Director of Jazz String Lab. Co-sponsored with the University Jazz Collective.