Ian Sadock is an award-winning pianist and jazz composer from Philadelphia with unique research interests in the mechanics of improvised music, maintaining an active and expanding studio of piano and music theory students. With headline performances at world-class venues, such as the Kimmel Center, TIME, Chris’s Jazz Cafe, Sadock’s musical perspective is refreshing and innovative. His education included private study under John Swana, Dr. Theresa Klinefelter and Peter Paulsen at West Chester University, Don Glanden at The University of the Arts, Dr. Igor Resniaski and David Dzubinski at the Nelly Berman School of Music, and Arturo O’Farrill, amongst others. He holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from The University of the Arts, as well as a bachelor’s of music in Piano Performance with a concentration in Jazz from West Chester University. Honors and awards include two Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residencies, the Michael Falcone Jazz Scholarship and the Alta M. Ketner Outstanding Incoming Freshman Scholarship, Graduate Assistantship under The University of the Arts, and First Place in Nelly Berman 25th Anniversary Golden Key Competition.
Education: West Chester University, BM Piano Performance with a concentration in Jazz; University of the Arts, MM Jazz Studies
Specialties: Piano, Jazz Piano