Randy Ingram > Jazz Piano
Randy Ingram (pianist/composer) has been hailed as “gifted” (Jazz Times), “one of the best up-and-coming pianists” (Icon), “astute” (The New York Times) and “formidable” (The San Francisco Chronicle). “He’s got a crystalline sound, rich and wide open, and knows how to state a melody with spacious chords, veering into logical solos that wander into intriguing lands” (Jazz Weekly).
A protege of pianists Alan Pasqua, Danilo Perez and Fred Hersch, he won scholarships to the University of Southern California, and The New England Conservatory, where he received his Masters of Music. Ingram was selected by the Kennedy Center for the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program and is a winner of the 2007 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award.
Ingram made his recording debut with “The Road Ahead” (2009, Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records), which was released to rave reviews. “Ingram and his band consistently get it right,” applauds All About Jazz NY. “[They are an impressive] leader and group that one expects will continue to make great music for years.” According to The Hartford Courant, “He displays a sensitive touch, a keen ear for melody and harmonic inventions…a blueprint for a creative future.”
As a bandleader, Ingram performed two tours of Europe and recently made his debut at New York’s Jazz Gallery. He is a frequent performer at NYC’s leading venues including Smalls, the 55 bar, Birdland, and The Jazz Standard. He has performed and recorded with Joe LaBarbera, Joel Frahm, Ingrid Jensen, Joe Locke, Ben Monder, Mike Moreno, Kendrick Scott, Tierney Sutton, Jeremy Udden, and the late Billy Higgins. He is the musical director for singers Jack Donahue and Meah Pace, and has appeared on television with recording artists Kristina Train (Blue Note) and Nikki Yanofksy (Decca/Universal).
Ingram is also a committed educator, and is currently a jazz and classical piano instructor at the United Nations International School. He has been a guest clinician at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and was previously a faculty member at the Larchmont Music Academy and the University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Music School.
Ingram was born in Anchorage, Alaska, raised in Laguna Beach, California, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.