Eclectic musician par excellence,Jaki Byard can be considered a prototype for the "Pianissimo" series. Although his approach to the instrument is a very personal one, his style knows no limits. this refusal to confine himself to any one genre earned him, among other things, an important place in the musical universe of Charlie Mingus. Not to mention that he is also the favorite pianist of Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
Dividing his time between teaching and leading the New York group The Apollo .Stompers, Jaki Byard brings to Montreal another of his specialities, performing solo concerts.