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Will Kjeer is a pianist and composer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has performed as a bandleader and sideman around the U.S. and in Canada at venues including the Twin Cities and Iowa jazz festivals, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Lighthouse Cafe in Los Angeles, and the Upstairs Jazz Club in Montreal, Quebec. Will attended high school at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and later at Interlochen Arts Academy before beginning his performance degree at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. Will has been invited to participate in international and competitively-selected programs including the 2016 Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, and the 2017 class of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead. He has been fortunate to learn from individuals including Billy Childs, Jason Moran, Rufus Reid, Reuben Rogers, Xavier Davis, and Ralph Peterson.