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Editorial assistant to George Russell and a certified teacher of the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization, Ben Schwendener has been a principal lecturer at national seminars. As a critically acclaimed pianist/composer, he has created music for dance companies, film, commercials, volumes of children’s piano music, and has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan with his ensembles and on solo piano. He is also the founder and director of Gravity Arts, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing customized educational services and products for individuals, groups, and corporations.

B.M. in jazz studies, NEC. Studies with George Russell, Joseph Maneri, Jimmy Giuffre, Ran Blake, Miroslav Vitous. Recordings on Label Bleu, Gravity, Alabaster. Also faculty at the Longy School of Music and in the Creative and Critical Thinking Department at University of Massachusetts—Boston.

Photo by Andrew Hurlbut