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Jeremy Wall

Jeremy Wall is a musician, and along with Jay Beckenstein, he was a founding member of the jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra. He contributed to the group as a pianist, producer, and composer. He is currently an assistant professor in the Music Industry department at SUNY Oneonta.[1]

Background

Wall formed Spyro Gyra in the mid-1970s with classmate Jay Beckenstein. Although each took time off to attend college, the band stayed intact. Wall left Buffalo to attend the California Institute of the Arts, graduating with a B.F.A. in Music Composition. He later received an M.M. in Studio Composition from Purchase College in 2001. He has recorded extensively as producer, keyboardist, composer and arranger in all genres of music and has released over 70 of his own compositions. Wall has also been nominated for several Grammys as a producer, pianist and composer. His composition “Shakedown” was nominated for Grammy award for “Best Pop Instrumental.” He was the featured soloist at the Shenandoah Bach Festival in 2004.[2]

Wall worked as an adjunct professor at both Ramapo and Purchase colleges before ending up at SUNY Oneonta, where he teaches on courses relating to contemporary issues in the music industry, songwriting, and leads the jazz funk band. These classes draw upon Wall's history with Spyro Gyra and his experience in the music industry.

Currently

Wall, along with the SUNY Oneonta Funk Band ensemble, often plays music on campus and in the surrounding area. Jeremy is also working closely with up and coming rock band Red Goodbye, from Oneonta, NY.

Discography

With Yusef Lateef

  • In a Temple Garden (CTI, 1979)

References

External links

  • SUNY Oneonta Music Department Bio


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