John Daversa: Chair of Studio Music and Jazz at the Frost school of Music at the University of Miami
This episode was shot live on the Idyllwild Arts Campus, with students from the Jazz In The Pines Student Workshop in the audience to support one of their instructors in the program, John Daversa, Chair of Studio Music and Jazz at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. John is an internationally respected performer, composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, educator, and recording artist. In 2019, John won three grammys for American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom including Best Large Jazz Ensemble, Best Instrumental Arrangement & Best Improvised Jazz Solo. Dr. Daversa’s celebrated career has included appearances on “The Today Show,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” as well as such musical gatherings as the Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Playboy Jazz Festival. He has recorded with such notable and distinguished artists as Herbie Hancock, Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow and The Yellowjackets.