Jed Distler

Program Host

Jed Distler is Artist-in-Residence for The Classical Network and program host of Between the Keys, Tuesdays at 10 pm.

Composer/pianist Jed Distler, Artist-in-Residence and acclaimed host for Between the Keys on WWFM - The Classical Network moves up the dial monthly to WWFM - JazzOn2 for his two-hour show Piano Excursions, exploring the extraordinary range and breadth of jazz piano.  

You can hear Piano Excursions every second Sunday, from 8-10pm, eastern, on JazzOn2.

Called “a witty, genial and adventurous pianist and composer” (The New York Times), Jed Distler is artistic director of ComposersCollaborative, Inc., a New York-based organization responsible for 30 years worth of innovative programs and new music events, such as a record-breaking outdoor 175 keyboard performance, plus more than 150 world premiers. Jed’s long resume of artistic collaborations read like a Who’s Who of New York culture spanning the past forty years. His work is available on the Bridge, Nonesuch, New World, Point, Decca and Musical Concepts labels. As a Steinway artist, Jed has been recording a wide range of repertoire for the Steinway Spirio High Definition Player Piano. A contributing writer to Gramophone and Classicstoday.com, Jed made headlines by helping uncover a major classical music hoax in 2007, citing hundreds of recordings falsely credited to Joyce Hatto. Jed was a recipient of a Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson ASCAP award in 2012, and is a former MacDowell Colony fellow. For the full scope of Jed’s multi-faceted musical life, visit his Website.

Join Jed Distler for Between the Keys on Tuesday July 11th at 10 PM, for the first of two episodes celebrating the prolific and wide-ranging piano legacy of Vladimir Ashkenazy, who turns 80 this month. Spanning more than half a century of music making, the recordings selected for this week's show include works by Kreisler/Rachmaninov, Chopin, Prokofiev, Scriabin, Brahms and Rautavaara.

Join Jed Distler for Between the Keys on Tuesday June 27th at 10 PM for an unusual yet captivating episode, as renown visual artist, musician and media figure Mark Kostabi drops in for music and conversation. We'll hear works by Kostabi, along with piano music by Janacek, Liszt and Carla Bley.

Join Jed Distler on April 25th at 10 PM for Between the Keys, with an unusual episode that explores possible musical links between composers Claudio Monteverdi, George Benjamin, Philip Glass, Franz Schubert, François Devienne and Noah Creshevsky. These composers, however, share at least one personal link: they all were born on January 31st.

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