John Nazarenko is an Artist-In-Residence at Skidmore College Music Department. He teaches jazz piano, jazz ensembles, and electronic music. He performs in concerts and clubs and has several CD releases of his playing. He has written two textbooks in jazz studies: Jazz Piano: Technique and Improvisation and Jazz Standards, a book and CD set. Additionally, he is an audio producer and studio owner and has produced broadcasts for NPR and CDs in jazz, classical, folk and rock music.