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Steinway artist, Krista Seddon, is a pianist, composer, and lecture performance artist. Featured in her repertoire are the following lecture performance series:

The Art of Cool, chronicling Krista’s lifelong musical journey—a wonderful and funny tale of serendipity, struggle, and grace. The concerts showcase an artist who is musically ambidextrous—traversing the landscape from classical to jazz to a world in between them both.

The Power of Music, focusing on the power of
music to articulate our emotions and our
shared human experience through artists
such as Hancock, Joplin, Jobim, Wonder, and many more.
A Life in Music: Marian McPartland & Friends—McPartland's story and the music that made her a household name around the globe. Impressionism In Jazz, explores the dynamic cross-pollination among jazz and modern classical artists Gershwin, Debussy, Ravel, Duke Ellington, Marian McPartland and others. The resulting combustion of sound and inspiration changed the world of music forever.

New book coming! Ms. Seddon is writing a method book that tells the story of how she conquered the jazz process as a classically trained musician. The course helps pianists of all stripes utilize their skills and training while opening up a world of improvisation and interpretation they never imagined possible.

Krista Seddon is a McPartland scholar who worked with Marian McPartland during the last ten years of her career. Publication of their work together can be found at Alfred Music, Marian McPartland Portraits, the Second Set. Ms. Seddon is Director of Ensembles at the historic Trinity Episcopal Church of Buffalo and maintains a private teaching studio.

Educational and Performance Background: Krista Seddon has undergraduate and advanced degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and the University of North Texas. Ms. Seddon has been a featured soloist with several orchestras including the Buffalo Philharmonic, as well as orchestral pianist with Broadway musicals and regional orchestras including the Chautauqua Symphony. She has appeared in classical and jazz venues in Europe, Asia, and the United States and plans to take her jazz workshop to schools of music in the US and abroad when travel permits.


"Your concerts go so fast for us, but that is many of hours of study for you, making it look so easy for us...
all that historical background  is so interesting and much more than most of us know..." Mrs. Dottie Irwin

"It just relaxes you - it frees you." Pastor of St. John XXIII

"Thank you for welcoming St. John XXIII to your clearly busy schedule...You are indeed a piano virtuoso, but what I admire even more is the way you engage your audience. That's something that one can't learn from piano lessons. It's a gift all its own.  And your masterful way of engaging your audience about the music itself is something I wish I had many years ago at my University of Buffalo music theory and history courses. I find myself learning more from you in a couple of hours than what I once learned in full semesters. I hope that you will again return to St. John where you have a nucleus of people that not only enjoy your visits but truly recognize and appreciate great music."

Dan and Gail Berger

"Thank you for making our wedding more special with your beautiful music." Bride from Trinity Church

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