On Thursday, September 24 from 5-6PM, You’re invited to join The Collective LIVE online at 5pm EST as we proudly present a FREE Live Streamed event on Zoom as we study the masterful music of Bill Evans as taught by Faculty Member Alex Collins!

Alex Collins is an incredible New York City pianist, composer and arranger. Making his debut at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival with the Brandon Wright Quartet in 2010, Collins has worked alongside dozens of Jazz greats such as Gerry Gibbs on his #1 record, Weather or Not (2017) and vocalist Michelle Coltrane on her record Awakening (2017). Since arriving on the New York scene, Alex has performed at prolific venues across the city, such as the Blue Note, The Plaza Hotel, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, Fat Cat and Smalls Jazz Club just to name a few! 

Thanks to the Collective’s new online remote learning initiatives, newcomers and alumni from around the world have been able to reconnect with The Collective on a daily basis, and bring our famous New York campus straight into their living rooms in real-time. Albeit by taking online private lessons with some of our incredible faculty/Artists in Residence or tuning into our free “Live @ 5” hour-long clinics with a featured faculty member, musicians are able to continue to pursue their goals and share amazing experiences together online through The Collective!

Join Alex Collins as he teaches an hour long course on the soloing techniques of the great pianist Bill Evans. Known for such iconic Jazz compositions as “Waltz for Debby” and his use of “singing” melodic lines and impressionistic block chords, he is considered one of the most prolific Jazz composers of all time. Collins will be discussing his compositional and soloing techniques, performing, and even taking a live Q&A session from the Live Stream Chat! The event will be co-hosted by Staff member Chris Bottone. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity, and be sure to keep updated on all Collective news and content by following us on social media: Facebook, IG/Twitter @thecollectivenyc

Reserve your spot Online for our Live @ 5 series NOW at: https://thecollective.edu/programs/online-private-lessons/