A-JAM Master Class with Dr. Arnon Palty

Date: April 12, 2021

Time: 12:00PM

Location: Master Class via Zoom

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A-JAM Master Class

MONDAY, APRIL 12 @ 12:00pm

Free and open to all students and to the public via Zoom.

A-JAM master class with Israeli bassist and composer-theorist Dr. Arnon Palty and 2021 A-JAM honors student, drummer Andres Montez, hosted by Musical Bridges Art Gallery in San Antonio.

Congratulations to Andres Montez: 2021 A-JAM student honoree!

Please join us in welcoming drummer Andres Montez into the A-JAM program for 2021.
Andres Montez

"One thing that drew me most to jazz is the freedom in the music. I love how open and free flowing it can be and the ability of being able to “trade” off with other musicians. Another reason is the passion and respect jazz musicians treat the craft and the tradition yet also, try to enhance and build upon it. Thus, always trying to push new limits with the music while keeping true to the original."

Read more of Andres Montez' personal statement about his road to jazz and his hopes for the coming year in A-JAM.


Dr. Arnon Palty

Teaching Areas: Jazz Double bass, Bass Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Theoretical Subjects and Music Theory

Dr. Arnon Palty is one of Israel's Jazz main musicians, both as a composer, arranger, author, educator and Jazz bass player. Arnon is a significant lecturer at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. His areas of expertise include Jazz and traditional harmony, counterpoint, advanced ear training, jazz composition, arranging and orchestration, leading the "Blood-Sweat & Tears" and the representative ensemble, and a variety of survey seminars concerning the music of Charles Mingus, Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Frank Zappa. Arnon has been, and still is a guest- lecturer, at top Jazz institutes worldwide: Berklee (Boston), Dublin City U, Cuny at Queens NY, Michigan U, Northwest Vista College (Texas), and many others.

About A-JAM

Intercollegiate, intercultural, and intergenerational, the Alamo Jazz Allstars Mentorship annual program is open to music majors in any of San Antonio's five Alamo Colleges. One lucky student is invited to the unique annual international jazz meeting of the International Association of Schools of jazz (IASJ) in June, where s/he performs with fellow students from all over the world for one intensive week.
For more info contact A-JAM Program Director Katchie Cartwright, Ph.D., Professor of Music, Northwest Vista College: kcartwright2@alamo.edu