The Aleksi Glick Quartet is:
Keenan McCracken - piano
He is an 18 year old student currently at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. He is currently studying with Canadian pianist Jeff Johnston. Keenan has also studied with New York pianist Eric Reed and is currently a Harlem resident looking to become a professional musician in the city.
Aleksi Glick - guitar
He is an 18 year old Jazz musician living in New York City. He will be attending the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore next year on a scholership. He is currentley studying with guitar great Vic Juris and gigging around the metropolitan area with fellow young aspiring Jazz musicians.
Ben Rose - drums
He is a 17 year old Drummer living in New Jersey. He Studies with Tim Horner and will be attending the Thornton School of Music next year at USC. He along with guitarist Aleksi Glick was admitted into NJPACs Jazz for Teens program where the two of them studied with all time great Jazz musicians such as Don Braden and Dion Parsons.
Rex Surany - bass
He Will be attending The Curtis Institute of Music Next Year.
"With this quartet Taller is starting a new category of performances that is justly called "Future Classics". In the same way that many "Famous Unknowns" have used our auditorium as a musical laboratory, there is a tradition of virtuoso young musicians making their Broadway premiere here. Aleksi and Keenan are known figures to Taller's music fans. Keenan used to study Spanish here, his impromptu piano concerts were the highlight of those classes. Aleksi is the son of Mike Glick, a blues and folk musician, who was one of Taller's first performers and is currently one of the most respected music teachers of New York. In the last couple of years Aleksi has accompanied his father in his musical presentations and at the beginning of 2007 Aleksi presented his own music with a group called "Work In Progress". There was such an overwhelming response from the audience that we were forced to schedule another concert.
I encourage music lovers to check this quartet out. It is an honor to present them." (Bernardo Palombo, Artistic Director)