Aspen Music Festival And School

Art Lande Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • piano

Art Lande is widely recognized as one of the premier improvisational pianists today. He has mostly carved out his own singular path throughout his career, taking the innovations of Bill Evans several steps further and developing a distinct improvisational language. After establishing himself as a prominent jazz musician in San Francisco in 1969, Art made his debut recording for ECM Records with Jan Garbarek in 1973 and continued recording for the Munich-based label until 1987. In 1976, Art formed Rubisa Patrol, a band that recorded two seminal albums for the ECM label and toured extensively throughout Europe and the USA. After performing throughout Europe and teaching in Switzerland for several years, Art moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1987, and quickly became established as a highly sought-after educator, performer, and recording artist. Throughout his career, Art has performed and recorded with an extensive list of renowned jazz artists such as Bobby Hutcherson, Gary Burton, Woody Shaw, Nat Adderley, Chet Baker, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Ernestine Anderson, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Witherspoon, Mark Murphy, and Nancy Wilson.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO