In a career that now spans five decades, pianist Ran Blake has created a unique niche in improvised music as an artist and educator. With a characteristic mix of spontaneous solos, modern classical tonalities, the great American blues and gospel traditions, and themes from classic Film Noir, Blake’s singular sound has earned a dedicated following all over the world. His dual musical legacy includes more than 40 albums on some of the world’s finest jazz labels, as well as nearly 40 years as a groundbreaking educator at Boston’s New England Conservatory. Downbeat says, “Ran Blake is so hip it hurts … a pianist who can make you laugh at his dry humor one second and wring a tear the next.” www.ranblake.com

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Ran Blake and Dave “Knife” Fabris

In a career that now spans five decades, pianist Ran Blake has created a unique niche in improvised music as an artist and educator. With a characteristic mix of spontaneous solos, modern classical tonalities, the great American blues and gospel traditions, and themes from classic Film Noir, Blake’s singular sound has earned a dedicated following all over the world. His dual musical legacy includes more than 40 albums on some of the world’s finest jazz labels, as well as nearly 40 years as a groundbreaking educator at Boston’s New England Conservatory. Downbeat says, “Ran Blake is so hip it hurts … a pianist who can make you laugh at his dry humor one second and wring a tear the next.” www.ranblake.com

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Ran Blake and Dave “Knife” Fabris

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Private music lessons and all group classes listed on this site will meet virtually using the online live video learning platform called ZOOM. A secure "invitation to class" will be emailed to you after you register and before the day of the first class. In accordance with the Lexington Public Schools, the Lexington Community Education physical office will be closed until (at least) 5/4/20. For more information, or general questions please email us at LCE@lexingtonma.org