Alan Jay Palmer

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Composer, Keyboardist and Educator Alan Jay Palmer studied piano, composition, and orchestration with Jaki Byard, John Malachi, and Hotep Galeta. Upon graduating from the Hartt School of Music, he joined Jackie McLean in the ’90s, recording on his albums Rhythm of the Earth (1992) and Fire & Love (1998). He went on to join Roy Hargrove’s Quintet, became music director for Common, and formed the innovative group The New Soil Ship. A dedicated Jazz educator with a great knowledge of the history of American music, Palmer has years of experience teaching and developing Jazz programs and curriculum worldwide.
Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States