Open Studio Elevates Jazz Education with New Single and Exclusive Composition Course

Article Contributed by | Published on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Open Studio, renowned for its pioneering role in online jazz education, unveils the second single, "Gratitude in Motion," from the much-anticipated album ‘Peter Martin & Generation S,’ set for release on December 1st. This release is more than just a new track in the jazz catalog; it represents an inventive fusion of music creation and educational engagement. Captured live at Open Studio's headquarters in St. Louis, the entire recording process was shared with an international audience via livestream, marrying traditional studio excellence with the breadth of digital technology.
This release not only continues the legacy of innovative jazz from Open Studio but also heralds a significant educational venture. Open Studio is proud to announce the availability of an exclusive course that delves into Peter Martin's composition process for the album. This course isn't just about observing creativity; it offers an immersive learning experience, complete with lead sheets for each tune. Musicians and enthusiasts now have a unique opportunity to understand, learn, and even recreate the music from ‘Peter Martin & Generation S.’ This educational offering exemplifies Open Studio's ethos of removing the barriers between artists and learners, inviting everyone to not just listen but actively participate in the musical journey.
Peter Martin, the celebrated pianist and the visionary behind Open Studio, leads this project. His experience, spanning collaborations with jazz legends and innovative approaches to music education, sets the tone for this album. Martin recently discussed "Groove Echo Chamber," another track from the album, on the podcast "You'll Hear It," giving listeners further insight into the creative process behind these compositions.

Marking today’s special announcement, Open Studio unveils "Gratitude in Motion." This track continues the narrative of energy and innovation set by the album, providing listeners with a rich tapestry of modern jazz influences mixed with classic rhythms, further defining the distinctive sound of Generation S.
Accompanying Martin in this live musical journey are:
Reuben Rogers on Bass: With his profound bass rhythms, developed through years of collaboration with jazz greats such as Charles Lloyd, Rogers anchors the group's sound.
Gregory Hutchinson on Drums: Hutchinson's nuanced drumming, honed with artists like Betty Carter and Diana Krall, adds rhythmic depth and complexity.
Sarah Hanahan on Sax: Hanahan, celebrated for her work with the Mingus Big Band and others, brings a vibrant, modern edge with her saxophone.

The visual dimension of the album, with artwork created live by Cbabi Bayoc, adds to the multi-sensory experience of 'Peter Martin & Generation S.' The combination of audio and visual artistry, along with the innovative educational component, sets this project apart as a holistic experience in the world of jazz.

‘Peter Martin & Generation S’ – Track List
1. Generation S
2. That’s What’s Up
3. Path Adjacent
4. Groove Echo Chamber
5. Gratitude In Motion
6. Abstract Courage
7. Alfred T
8. Finding Our Infinity
About Open Studio
As the premier online jazz education platform, with an ever-expanding course library and 20,000+ members, Open Studio provides all the tools necessary to excel and thrive on a jazz journey. Featuring everything from beginner to advanced lessons, engaging courses from A-list instructors, step-by-step curriculum, real-time classes, and a thriving and incredibly supportive community, OS is the perfect platform to level up jazz playing, whether for a total beginner or an advanced pro-level improviser.