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 "Cutting edge,what         classical music should   be." David Chesky, 

 Chesky Records

"The audibly impressed audience filled the church with uproarious applause and a much deserved standing ovation."

The piano and percussion duo Synchronicity is comprised of brothers Garah and Gregory Landes. The ensemble fuses classical and jazz music into an exciting and highly visual experience. Synchronicity commissions, composes, and transcribes music that suits their unique instrumentation.

Synchronicity premiers a diverse range of new music by established and emerging composers including NEA Jazz Masters Recipient, Paquito D’Rivera, MacArthur Fellow, Dafnis Prieto, Grammy award winner, Robin Eubanks, NY Philharmonic Young Composers Award Winner, Jack Gulielmetti, Joshua Rosenblum, New Zealand-based composer, John Psathas, Roland Vazquez and Carolyn Yarnell. 

In 2019 Synchronicity presented the U.S. premier of the Double Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Strings, “Illumination” by the Canadian composer, Kevin Lau at the DiMenna Center in NYC. 

Recent concert highlights include Synchronicity Voyager! a commissioning  project of seven world premiers for piano and percussion which was presented in New York at Christ and St. Stephens Church.

Synchronicity’s most recent tours have been throughout the United States and the Virgin Islands.  Highlights include Merkin Concert Hall and Symphony Space in New York, Tribeca New Music Festival, Bar Harbor and Bridgehampton Festivals, St. Croix and concerts and educational projects in San Francisco and Northern California.

Synchronicity’s debut CD titled “Like Minds,” was featured on National Public Radio.  WNYC-FM in New York interviewed the duo and NPR affiliates in Northern California broadcast two concerts from their recent tour.   

Synchronicity first performed with the Grammy-award winning clarinetist, Paquito D’Rivera at Symphony Space in New York.  Concert highlights include Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival which featured Garah, Greg, Paquito and Bang on a Can bassist, Robert Black performing the world premier quartet version of Paquito’s, “Conversations with Cachao”.  Synchronicity premiered their Stravinsky/Bernstein Trio project with Paquito D’Rivera.  These included world premier transcriptions of the Firebird and Leonard Bernstein’s, Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.  Performances at the Moab Music Festival, Rockport Music Festival and European debut at the Incontri in Terra di Sienna Chamber Festival, La Foce Estate in Tuscany. 

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Garah Landes

pianist

GARAH LANDES is a pianist, composer, arranger, organist and choral director. A native of Westchester County, NY, Garah made a critically acclaimed New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall. His debut recording, music of Liszt, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev, was released on the Stradivari Classics label. KOCH International Classics released his CD devoted to American composers Charles Griffes and Edward MacDowell.
In 1997, Garah and his brother, Gregory Landes formed the Piano and Percussion duo, Synchronicity, for which Garah has composed numerous works, including the Royal Banners, and the Double Concerto which premiered in New York.  In 2019, Synchronicity gave the U.S. premier of the Double Concerto for Piano, Percussion and Strings, “Illumination” by Kevin Lau.  Recent projects include EP recording with renowned jazz trombonist, Robin Eubanks.  Garah and Gregory began a series of collaborations with the Grammy-award winning clarinetist, Paquito D’Rivera. Concerts include Symphony Space, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. Garah is a core member of the Pit Stop Players in New York, a large chamber group devoted to commissioning new music in the contemporary classical and jazz genres. Garah is the organist and choirmaster at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey. 

 
 

 Contact

Gregory  Landes

74 Grove Avenue, Maywood NJ 07607

917 902 9839