Yaron Gershovsky is widely recognized as an accomplished musician, whose long list of credits demonstrates versatility and excellence as a Pianist/Keyboardist, Arranger, Composer and Producer.|
A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Yaron has been, and still is the Musical Director and Pianist/Keyboardist for the world renowned vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. He has toured with them world wide, and has recorded and arranged for them both vocally and instrumentally. Among his arrangements for The Manhattan Transfer is the Grammy award winning song “Why Not”. On their last CD “Vibrate” he is featured both as a pianist and as an arranger.
Yaron wrote two vocal arrangements for the group’s latest Christmas A Capella CD, (one of them in collaboration with Janis Siegel).
The Manhattan Transfer's CD, "The Symphony Sessions" features Yaron on the piano, as well as his big band arrangement for: "All Heart", dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald.
Yaron has recorded with such great artists as The Manhattan Transfer, Wayne Shorter, Lonnie Smith, Steve Gadd, Abraham Laboriel, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini, Janis Siegel, Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Don Sebesky, and the Count Basie Orchestra. He performed with such artists as Richie Havens, Pharaoh Sanders, Stan Getz, Louie Belson, the Count Basie Orchestra and The Manhattan Transfer among others.
He arranged and played for various commercials and TV shows among them: AT&T, Sarah Lee, Haagen Dazs, “48 Hours” on CBS, and the Discovery Cable Channel.
Yaron’s work also included the Broadway stage. He was the Vocal Arranger for the hit Musicals “City of Angels”, “Song of Singapore”, and “Swing” as well as numerous other workshops and productions such as “39” (The Music of Harold Arlen), “Tales of Manhattan”, (Music of Lieber & Stoller), and “Romeo and Juliet”.
He was the original Musical Director of “Smoky Joe’s Cafe”, and Musical Director/Orchestrator/Vocal Arranger /Pianist Conductor, of “In Harmony” and “Volodya” workshops, and of a new Broadway production, John Goldfarb Please Come Home, written by Bill Blatty, (Writer of the motion picture: “The Exorcist”).
In April 2005, Yaron performed in Carnegie Hall in NYC under the direction of the famed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, (Musical Director/Conductor of the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra).
Yaron has previously released “Lullabies and Love Songs for Children”, which he co-wrote, and co-produced with Peter Davis.
He released also his solo CD, “Personal Notes”, which can be previewed on: YaronMusic.com
Yaron co-produced the CD “The Manhattan Connection”, featuring NYC’s best vocalists and musicians, with Janis Siegel, of The Manhattan Transfer, and also arranged and played on the Johnny Mercer 100th Anniversary CD.
He arranged and played on the latest CD release of Ashley Brown, who starred on Broadway as Mary Poppins.
Yaron's work as a Pianist, Arranger and Vocal Arranger is currently featured on the latest Manhattan Transfer CD, "The Chic Corea Songbook". Yaron has followed his CD "Personal Notes" with the release of "State of Mind "(2011), This CD was lauded as “a really excellent record” (Jessica Webster, WEMU/NPR).
Yaron is currently touring with The Manhattan Transfer, and also continues being involved in a various array of musical endeavors.
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