A Musical Celebration of Vladimir Zaslavsky
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 7:30pm
WHERE: Brown Theater of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 E. Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
TICKETS: $10 per person and $8 for JCC members. Reception to follow. Advance registration for express entry is available at jccotp.org/Thurnauer or by calling 201-408-1465.
The JCC Thurnauer School of Music honors Vladimir Zaslavsky, the longtime owner of Forte Piano of Paramus. The concert will feature classical and jazz music performed by pianists Steven Masi and Dean Tomanelli, jazz violinist Vitali Imereli, and other guest artists.
Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, founding director of the Thurnauer School of Music said, “Vladimir has been a close and generous friend of the Thurnauer School of Music for many years and a great supporter of music and young artists in the area. We are grateful to him and are delighted to celebrate him with this special concert.”
Vladimir Zaslavsky is a pianist, composer, conductor, and owner of Forte Piano in Paramus, NJ. Born in Georgia, in the former Soviet Union, Vladimir has degrees from the State University of Arts and Culture in Leningrad and was a conductor and composer at the Chamber Jewish Musical Theater, where his 1985 musical, “The Wise Man from Helom,” was premiered and performed 122 times. While awaiting his visa to the United State, Vladimir served as assistant to the conductor of the Opera De Roma. Since emigrating to the United States 29 years ago, Vladimir Zaslavsky has played piano in many jazz clubs in New York, New Jersey, California, and Florida along with famous jazz musicians such as Benny Golson, Stanley Jordan, Bradford Marsalis, Vitali Imereli, and Joe Calderazzo. For the past 24 years, Vladimir has also been the owner of Forte Piano Music Company, a piano retail showroom in Paramus, New Jersey.
About the JCC Thurnauer School of Music
The JCC Thurnauer School of Music has been named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Serving close to 500 students from infancy through adulthood, it offers a comprehensive program similar to the finest pre-college conservatories. The Thurnauer experience includes instrumental lessons, ensembles, and classes, master classes with world-renowned artists; a chamber music series; faculty recitals; frequent student performances; and a 20+ year partnership with the Englewood Public School District. The school is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and received an award for “excellence and high standards” from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
For more information, visit jccotp.org/Thurnauer.