Lee Tomboulian - Pianist Composer Educator
Composer/improvisor Lee plays keyboards, accordion, sings. He leads Ana Choired Taste, the Weekly Reeders, Circo and other ensembles. He has played with Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler, Jimmy Witherspoon, Benny Golson, Terell Stafford, Horacio Hernandez, Greg Bissonette, Steve Houghton, Winard Harper, Eddie Harris and many more. He studied with Mike LeDonne, Art Lande, William Schimmel and others. He has taught at Lawrence University, Long Island University-C.W. Post, and elsewhere.
Mr. Tomboulian teaches jazz improvisation, jazz small group performance practice, applied jazz piano, and more.
He studied composition at the University of Arkansas under James Greeson, his M.M. in Jazz Studies (piano performance) at the University of North Texas, and studied privately with ECM artist Art Lande and Hal Willner at the Naropa Institute. He also studied African-American gospel music at St. Andrew Church of God in Christ in Texas.
Tomboulian is an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University-C.W. Post. Previously he served on the faculty of Lawrence University Conservatory of Music for six years. Previously, he taught at Texas Wesleyan University, Cedar Valley College, the University of Dallas, and North Central Texas College. He has also worked as an instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington Jazz Camp, the University of North Texas Jazz Combo Camp, and served as a UNT graduate teaching fellow for two years.