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Ark O.

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Double Bass all levels, Improving Musicianship

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Gnesin Russian Academy of Music
Jazz bass
Rutgers University
Master's
University of Illinois
PhD

Education

Gnesin Russian Academy of Music (Jazz bass)

Rutgers University (Master's)

University of Illinois (PhD)

About Ark

Since moving to NYC in 2005, Ark O. had a busy career freelancing with many of the great jazz musicians from many generations, including: Curtis Fuller, Carmen Lundy, Mark Soskin, Steve Williams, Larry Willis, Javon Jackson, JD Walter, Duduka da Fonseca, Patience Higgins,Gerald Hayes, Michael Borstlap, Cynthia Scott, Jim Rotondi ,Will Boulware, Donald Edwards, James Spaulding.

In 2007 Ark began work on his masters degree in music at Rutgers University in New Jersey, studying with bassist Mike Richmond, drummer Victor Lewis and pianist Stanley Cowell, among others. Veteran bassist Bob Cranshaw advised him to go for a doctorate, which he’s done at University of Illinois.

Taking the most ambitious big band compositions of Charles Mingus as his doctoral project, Ark has just completed his degree requirements and at this writing is about to receive his DMA. As a life-long component of the Eastern Europe and NYC music community, Ark has always returned to his roots regardless of where his musical endeavors have taken him abroad. His recording project (2011) features Grammy drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, piano player Helio Alves and two great flute and sax players Craig Handy and Jorge Continetino performing a unique blend of different styles of jazz, Brazilian grooves, original melodies and contemporary arrangements. This album was highly estimated and Ark was invited to play with this program to Dizzi Coca Coca jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC in April 2011.

Ark’s album 44:33 (2014) featuring Mike Dease and Ulysses Owens released on the recording label ZOHO. This CD was nominated by DOWNBEAT in the section PLAYERS in June 2014 and got a lot of positive feedback.

Ark’s latest venture is his newest CD featuring Michael Dease and Grammy drummer Duduka Da Fonseca recorded in May 2015 and will be released in January 2015.

His subjects include: Music History, Ear Training, General Music, Music Theory, and Piano
Since moving to NYC in 2005, Ark O. had a busy career freelancing with many of the great jazz musicians from many generations, including: Curtis Fuller, Carmen Lundy, Mark Soskin, Steve Williams, Larry Willis, Javon Jackson, JD Walter, Duduka da Fonseca, Patience Higgins,Gerald Hayes, Michael Borstlap, Cynthia Scott, Jim Rotondi ,Will Boulware, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Bronx, NY 10470
In-person lessons
Music:
Ear Training, General Music, Music History, Music Theory, Piano
History:
Music History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Gnesin Russian Academy of Music
Jazz bass
Rutgers University
Master's
University of Illinois
PhD

Education

Gnesin Russian Academy of Music (Jazz bass)

Rutgers University (Master's)

University of Illinois (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ark will travel within 25 miles of Bronx, NY 10470.