United Institute of Music Science & Arts

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Pianist, Composer and Educator Alan Jay Palmer aka BAP is the Creator and Founder of the United Institute of Music Science & Arts

"Alan Jay Palmer is a serious musician with many talents. His compositions are very original and beautiful. Alan is a dedicated teacher with a Great Knowledge of the History of American music. I am very pleased with his contributions to my Band."

-Jackie McLean

“I’ve been very fortunate to have been under the tutelage of Professor Palmer at the Hartt School of Music and at the Artist Collective as a college student. It was inspirational being around a world class musician that was working with the top names in jazz. Just being able to see him play with Jackie McLean, Roy Hargrove and others greats gave him the utmost respect in the classroom. Alan has always had a swagger about him that made his rehearsals and his teaching full of energy and fun. He has a passion for passing on the language of jazz to the next generation and I know his teaching will help the future of this music..”

-Julius Tolentino

“Alan Palmer is not only one of the great pianists and educators of our time, he is also one of the foremost experts of African, African American and Music History.”

-Josh Evans

“Alan Palmer was an important instructor and mentor to myself and many world renowned jazz artists. His unique and holistic approach to teaching is the fruit of real-life bandstand experience and a vital connection to some of jazz's greatest masters .”

-Kris Allen