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Sprachen: Englisch, Französisch, Portugiesisch
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Born in Alassio, Italy, in 1972, Chester Harlan, grew up in Rome, in a richly artistic and multicultural environment. His musical education started at age 9 when he began playing the classical piano. At age 13 he moved to Paris with his family and started to play the guitar and compose. At 16 he joined one of the most prominent European experimental bands, “Vox Populi”, with which he started a rewarding and prolific collaboration. After studying philosophy at the Sorbonne University, he won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in guitar and composition and an International Student Award.
After a number of years in New York City, where he established himself in the music scene while intensively performing and composing, Chester returned to France to join the sextet of Argentinean singer Barbara Luna and participated in many festivals throughout Europe, Asia, the Americas, New Caledonia and Australia.
Berklee College of Music - Bachelor's Degree.
Harlan's teaching focus on the development of all the necessary tools that will allow the student to gain access to the realm of jazz improvisation in a meaningful and unique way.
Chester Harlan studied improvisation with great musicians and instructors such as Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, Mick Goodrick and John Abercrombie, and also composition in Paris with Jean-Michel Bardez. He also prepares the students for the Berklee College of Music audition through a series of lessons that covers all the requirements of the audition. Lessons can be held in English, Italian, French, Portuguese or Spanish.