Kurt Ellenberger is a pianist, composer, and author whose work includes music for a wide range of ensembles. His writings include a , other pedagogical writings, and many essays that appear in his arts blog entitled Also Sprach FraKathustra, which was published by until 2017. He is currently a Contributing Writer and Editor at , and is also the Managing Editor for the International Association of Schools of Jazz’s “Journal of Applied Jazz Research."
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