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Mr. Harry Appelman

Portraits of Harry Appelman at the piano on May 22, 2009. (staff photographer Will Yurman).

Jazz pianist and educator Harry Appelman has performed on concert stages on five continents. He has been chosen three times to participate in U.S. State Department music tours overseas, and has also performed in Egypt with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, at the Festival Gnaouas et Musiques du Monde in Essaouira, Morocco and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Mr. Appelman is a member of Afro Bop Alliance, winners of a 2008 Latin Grammy, and has contributed several arrangements to the group’s recordings. He has also played with many other of the greats on today’s jazz scene, including Eddie Daniels, Gary Thomas, Drew Gress, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Jim Snidero, Brian Lynch, Don Braden, and Walt Weiskopf, among others.

 

Education


B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983)
M.M. New England Conservatory (1988)