Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Jarrett R. Cherner

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, Jazz Piano
Office: MEY
Office Hours: by appointment

Professional Biography

New York based pianist, composer, and educator Jarrett Cherner loves both music and teaching, and his professional life has always embraced them both. After completing his undergraduate work at Tufts University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and the New England Conservatory of Music, Jarrett moved to San Francisco where he quicklly gained a reputation as "one of the most exciting young pianist-composers on the Bay Area scene (San Jose Mercury New), and as a sought-after educator, teaching at the San Jose Summer Jazz Workshop, the Berkeley Jazzschool's Summer Youth Program, and maintaining a small private studio. In 2008 Jarrett relocated to New York City where he's currently performing and teaching. He recently earned his masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music. He has toured throughout the U.S. as well as in South America, Canada and Europe, both leading his own trio and working as a sideman. His debut album as a leader, Burgeoning (2006), earned him recognitition from the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards and critics alike. 


M.M., Jazz Piano Performance, Manhattan School of Music, 2010

U.D., Jazz Piano Performance, New England Conservatory of Music, 2004

B.S., Mathematics, Tufts University, 2003, Summa cum laude

Course Information

MUS 271 Jazz Piano/Improv