Pianist, composer and educator Pete Malinverni is Head of Jazz Studies at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. He also serves in religious settings, writing for and directing choirs in English and Hebrew as well as curating jazz vespers and other performance series. He currently works as the pianist and conductor at the Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, N.Y., and as Director of Music at the Pound Ridge Community Church, also in Westchester County. His latest jazz recording is Heaven (Saranac), with Ben Allison and Akira Tana and featuring Karrin Allyson, Steve Wilson and Jon Faddis. For more on Malinverni’s jazz composing and performing, visit PeteMalinverni.com.