A New Way of Seeing Jazz

Aesthetic Realism and The Siegel Theory of Opposites offer a new way of understanding the beauty of jazz and all music.


I grew up outside of Philadelphia and have lived in New York for over 20 years. I'm a jazz pianist, singer, arranger, choral conductor and music teacher. I've been teaching full-time for about 18 years. Currently I teach on the junior and senior high school levels, though I've taught from elementary school through college. I also teach privately. Since 1985 I've been studying Aesthetic Realism, first in consultations and now in professional classes taught by Ellen Reiss.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

An Historic Anniversary

Today, February 26, 2005 marks the 50th anniversary of the Terrain Gallery at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City, and the publication of 15 questions titled "Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites?" by Eli Siegel. These questions are an abolutely thrilling way to study the visual arts--and, surprisingly, music and jazz, too! There will be a gala celebration of this anniversary tonight at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation.

In coming posts, I'll comment on specific questions from "Is Beauty the Making One of Opposites?" in relation to jazz. For the moment, you can read my post of February 6--and check back soon!