Huang Jianyi

Pianist/composer Huang Jian Yi has been a music educator and Art Director at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he also received Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance.  He founded the Footprints Jazz Band in 1999, one of the first modern Chinese jazz groups in Shanghai.  He has studied jazz piano at the Berklee College of Music with such greats as Paul Schmeling, Ray Santisi, Joanne Brackeen, Laszlo Gardony and Joe Lovano.  Currently, he is completing his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance at Rutgers University, where he is studying with Stanley Cowell, Victor Lewis, Ralph Bowen and Conrad Herwig.  He has performed in New York’s Blue Note club, as well as most recently at the Montreal Jazz Festival with the Possicobilities Band.