Jeffrey Jamner: Piano
Jeff received his Bachelor of Music degree from Mannes College of Music, his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Louisville, and his Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. He has studied with some of the most prominent music teachers in the country including Lee Luvisi, Paul Schenly, Jerome Lowenthal, Artur Balsam, and Jeannette Haien. Jeff has also studied and performed in numerous music festivals including The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine, Round Top Festival in Texas, and as faculty member of the East West International Music Festival in Altenburg, Germany.
Jeff has taught at the University of Louisville School of Music and its preparatory department before pursuing his Doctoral studies in New York. He has also enjoyed a dual career as a concert pianist and as and arts education administrator. For the last twenty years, he has directed School Programs at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, where he is now Senior Director of Education & Community Arts. He has performed with The Louisville Orchestra on several occasions, as well as with the West Virginia Symphony, Yonkers Philharmonic, and Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia.
His chamber music career is quite extensive, with performances at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and several guest appearances with The Kentucky Center Chamber Players. He was founder and Artistic Director of Concorde: The Chamber Music Society of Westport in Connecticut. He has several recordings on Capstone and Centaur labels. He has performed chamber music with such notable artists as Jinjoo Cho, Mihai Marica, Tai Murray, Todd Palmer, Mayuki Fukuhara, Sara Louise
Callaway, Megumi Ohkubo, and his wife, flutist Margaret Jamner. Jeff has devoted his life to sharing music through both education and performing, and he is honored to join the faculty of the Louisville Academy of Music with its long history and rich tradition.