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2023.12.13 Bob Pilkington Foundational Focus

Bob Pilkington


December 14, 2023

Event Type

Foundational Focus

Bob Pilkington

Event Type Description

Foundational Focuses feature a Presenting Artist exploring fundamental aspects of jazz composition and arranging using examples from the jazz canon as well as their own writing.


Counterpoint Part I: Objectives of Jazz Arranging. See works presented slide below.

About the Presenting Artists(s)

Bob Pilkington is a trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator. Much of Bob’s career has been devoted to original music projects, both his own and those of others in a number of genres. His current projects include Fusion Nouveau and resident composer with the Jazz Composers Alliance. Bob is Professor of Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music where he’s been teaching since 1982. Bob has written and published "Counterpoint in Jazz Arranging," a unique textbook specializing in counterpoint from a jazz perspective. He’s performed with his own groups, the Jazz Composers Alliance, Mark Harvey’s Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Fred Ho’s Green Monster Big Band, the Ken Schaphorst Big Band, Bob Moses’ Boston Illharmonic, and others. He appears on over 40 CDs, tapes and records.

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