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Gay Pearson (1943-     )

Gay Pearson, composerGay Pearson received degrees from Lawrence University and Purdue (in Meteorology - she worked in the New Jersey DEP Bureau of Air Quality Evaluation from 1984-96); jazz theory and improv studies were undertaken with Gerald Price, Laurie Altman, Eric Shaw and Jim Ridl. . She is currently working with Armenian pianist/composer Vardan Ovseplan. Before coming to Maine, Pearson performed in various venues (coffee houses, bookstores, museums, libraries) in the Trenton, NJ area; she also taught piano and theory at the Trenton Conservatory, and served as resident pianist (jazz and traditional) at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Trenton. She plays with a jazz combo for vespers at the Unitarian Church in Newburyport, MA. Pearson currently performs in Maine, and has produced four self-produced CDs to local and national acclaim: "Pearson gives her audience a double barrel of swinging excitement that’s married with a love for the lyrical melody." (Jim Santella, Cadence)

DISCOGRAPHY                                                            Gay Pearson Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Nature Girl (1996)
    - Song
    - Caravan
    - Someone To Watch Over Me
    - If I Were a Bell
    - Rachy Boogies Down
    - How Do You Keep the Music Playing
    - I Wish I Knew How It Feels to Be Free
    - How Insensitive
    - There Is No Greater Love
    - Freedom Jazz Dance
    - Nature Girl

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? (1999)
    - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
    - Maiden Voyage
    - Easy Does It
    - Whisper Not
    - Last Night When We Were Young
    - Precious and Playful Baby Blues
    - When Lights Are Low
    - Giant Steps
    - Second Time Around
    - That's All

Alone Independent & Unresolved (2000?)
    - Fly Away
    - When Sunny Gets Blue
    - Well, You Needn't
    - Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
    - Here's That Rainy Day
    - All Blues
    - Uzuri
    - Mambo Inn
    - X-Eyez
    - This Will Be My Shining Hour
    - Alone, Independent And Unresolved

Sea Journey - So Far Away (2004)
    - Yes And No
    - Dolphin Dance
    - Street Life
    - Ana Maria
    - I Am Singing
    - Hi-Fly
    - So Far Away
    - Dolphin
    - Sea Journey
    - When October Goes
    - Autumn Leaves
    - Fantasie-Impromptu

WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Gay Pearson Links     ~ top of page ~
Chamber/Jazz Combo
When I Fall In Love, string quartet (2008) [reharmonized jazz standard]
Here's That Rainy Day, string quartet (2008) [reharmonized jazz standard]
Bye Bye Blackbird, string quartet (2008) [reharmonized jazz standard]
Baseline, piano, guitar, bass and drums (2010)


Enharmonic Relationships, piano (2010)
Knights and Bishops, piano (2010)
Seaair, piano (2010)
Crossings, piano (2011)

GAY PEARSON  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Gay Pearson: Working Pianist With A Crossover Style (Jim Santella, All About Jazz)

Composer's website (at MySpaceMusic)   . . .   contact Gay Pearson:  gaypearson(at)aol(dot)com

Gay Pearson @ All About Jazz
Gay Pearson @ Jazz Times
Gay Pearson @ L.A.S.Y.S. Inc
Gay Pearson @ LinkedIn
Gay Pearson @ MySpaceMusic
Gay Pearson @ Portland Conservatory of Music
Gay Pearson @ Washington, DC Jazz Network

Streaming Audio
Gay Pearson @ MySpaceMusic

Gay Pearson @ Yahoo! Music
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Gay Pearson @ CD Baby
Gay Pearson @ CD Universe
Gay Pearson @ Jazz Loft

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