"Ajarn Den", Thailand's most prominent jazz pianist, joins "48 Forever" in performances of a number of jazz-symphonic arrangements of His Majesty's songs.
Recipient of the 2009 Silpathorn Contemporary Artist Award and 2015 Distinguished Scholar in Music, jazz pianist and composer, Assistant Professor Dr. Denny Euprasert, is currently the Dean of Rangsit University Conservatory of Music and the conductor of RSU Jazz Orchestra.
Denny Euprasert earned a Doctorate degree in Music Theory and Composition with a secondary emphasis in Jazz Pedagogy from University of Northern Colorado, a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jazz Piano Performance from Cornish College of the Arts, USA.
He has performed with David Liebman, Nicholas Payton, Maria Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer, Deborah Brown, Kenny Wheeler, Mike Stern, Chris Minh Doky, Benny Golson, Cornish Jazz Orchestra, Bremerton Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, UNC Jazz Lab Band I, and Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. In August 2007, he was appointed the music director and conductor for the 24th Universiade Bangkok 2007. Since 2014, he has served as a guest conductor for the Ruamsmai Big Band.
He received numerous awards including Louis Armstrong Jazz Award (1988), IAJE Outstanding Piano Soloist Award from San Diego City College Jazz Festival (1988) and Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (1990), Jacobsen Scholarships (1988-1990), Jazz Studies Scholarship from University of North Texas (1996-98), IAJE Outstanding Musicianship Award from Wichita Jazz Festival (1997) and Greeley Jazz Festival (2001), Del Dykins Composition Award (2003), the Downbeat Student Awards (2003, 2004), the Kom Chad Luek Award for Best Instrumental Album (2008), and the Silpathorn Contemporary Artist Award (2009) from the Ministry of Culture.