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Music Business Panel with Erica von Kleist and Riley Mulherkar
Join musicians Erica von Kleist and Riley Mulherkar for a thorough discussion of making a living in jazz. These two amazing artists have diversified their careers through wide varieties of performance and educational opportunities. Space is limited for this interactive webinar, so register today to reserve your spot!

May 5, 2021 05:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Erica von Kleist
Multi-instrumentalist, teacher and entrepreneur Erica von Kleist began her career as a saxophonist and flautist in the New York jazz scene. A native of Connecticut, Erica moved to the city to study at the renowned Juilliard School and in 2004 earned the first bachelor’s degree in jazz in the school’s history. After graduation, Erica’s next ten years were met with performances, tours and several Grammy-Nominated recordings with various artists including the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Chris Potter, Sean Jones, Seth MacFarlane, Rufus Reid, The Addams Family on Broadway. Honored with two ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards, several mentions in Downbeat’s annual Readers and Critics Polls, and the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center, Erica released three albums; Project E, Erica von Kleist & No Exceptions, and Alpine Clarity, with a fourth with tap dancer Dewitt Fleming Jr. due out in 2020.
Riley Mulherkar
Riley Mulherkar works with a number of the leading artists of our time, including Wynton Marsalis, Anna Deavere Smith, and Alan Cummings, and is a founding member of The Westerlies, a new music brass quartet. Riley also serves as Artist Director for Jazz at Joye in Aiken, SC. Born and raised in Seattle, Riley moved to New York in 2010 to study at The Juilliard School, where he completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. In 2014, he was the first recipient of the Laurie Frink Career Grant at the Festival of New Trumpet Music. Riley is actively engaged in educational initiatives, directing the Summer Advanced Institute at Seattle JazzEd and serving as an ambassador for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People program.