Jazz @ The Center, Virtually

Jazz @ The Center is the virtual version of our popular live jazz series, developed in partnership with jazz pianist, composer, and Purchase College Head of Jazz Studies Pete Malinverni. Take a look a the highlights below. The complete series of videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Take a Break with Pete Malinverni & Friends

Through this series of brief interviews about jazz and the creative life paired with recorded-live performances, Pete Malinverni introduces us to up-and-coming musicians and renowned faculty members from the Jazz Studies program at Purchase College. Below, listen in as Pete Malinverni, Chair of Jazz Studies at Purchase College, SUNY, interviews and performs with Purchase College’s newest James Moody Scholars, Nicholas Massimo (‘23) and Hunter Pullen (‘23). Click here to see the rest on YouTube.

What’s Going on Up There?

Jazz is knowns for its spirit, rhythms, and free-flowing nature. But how does it really work? How do the artists know what to do, and when? What parts of a Jazz performance are set in stone, and what is a surprise in each performance? How does everyone end a piece together? These and other questions will be explored in this mini-masterclass with pianist Pete Malinverni. View Episode 1: Melody here, visit YouTube to watch all five.

Jazz @ The Center Live on Stage

Brief performances recorded live on The PAC’s Recital Hall stage, featuring Pete Malinverni and Purchase College Jazz Studies students and faculty. Here’s Pete Malinverni and Ella Fitzgerald Scholar Samara Joy McLendon performing “The Trouble with Me is You” by Roy Alfred and Marvin Fisher. Click here to see more Live on Stage performances on YouTube.