ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Chris Fitzgerald

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Name: Chris Fitzgerald
Presentation Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Newman Black Box
Presentation Title: Organic Harmony and Changing Tones - A simple approach to harmony for melodic improvisation
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Genre: Adult Learners, Pedagogy, Folk or Bluegrass, Jazz - unaccompanied, Other

Chris Fitzgerald has been a member of the Louisville jazz community as both a teacher and a performer since 1985. During that time, he has performed or toured with Jamey Aebersold, Lynne Arriale, Darius Brubeck,  Sonny Fortune, Antonio Hart, Ari Hoenig,  Java Men, Norah Jones, Lee Konitz,  Dave Liebman, Ben Monder, Harry Pickens, Jean-Michel Pilc,  and many others. Chris earned a Master of Music degree in Theory and Composition from the University of Louisville in 1992. Since then, he has become dedicated to jazz education, teaching at various universities in the area and serving as a faculty member at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1996. He is also a member of the Louisville Jazz Society board of directors, the Jazz Education Network, and a forum administrator at  Chris is currently an associate professor of music at the University of Louisville, where his teaching duties include jazz theory, traditional theory, improvisation, jazz bass, jazz piano, and jazz ensembles. He currently devotes much of his creative energy to performing in a number of local performing and recording groups, and to helping chronicle jazz events in the Louisville area via audio and video recording.

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