Tara Buzash is a jazz pianist, composer, and instructor in the New
York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. She was one of eight young female
jazz pianists from around the world chosen for the Kennedy Center’s 2011
Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Workshop in
Washington, DC. Toshiko Akiyoshi calls Buzash's playing "fantastic," while
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Conductor (1986-2007) Mark Laycock says,
"She is a brilliant pianist and composer." Tara was also the 2012 Grand
Prize Winner of the New Jersey Arts Collective’s music composition contest.
She holds a Master of Music in Jazz Piano Performance from Rutgers
University, where her mentors were Stanley Cowell and Conrad Herwig.
Tara’s compositions include jazz instrumentals, original songs, and modern
jazz-influenced hymn settings. For Watchfire, she contributes music to bring
joy and new creative expression to church.
Tara maintains a private lesson studio in her home and teaches jazz piano
lessons at The Pennington School in Pennington, NJ. In the community, she
plays every Sunday for her local Christian Science church, and serves on
the Greater Princeton Steinway Society board of directors.