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featuring Randy Brecker
Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 8:00 PM
Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Beginning her piano studies at age four, Lynne Arriale went on to earn a master's degree in classical composition. In her 20s, she discovered improvisation and turned to jazz, soon developing her own sound. "My classical years had a great influence on me," explains Arriale, "Teachers used to tell me: 'You have to sing this line.'...It took me years to teach my fingers how to sing." But sing they do, and so beautifully.

Raised by adoptive parents, Arriale learned later in life that her birth mother had been a professional jazz singer. Lynne states, "It was a revelation. I'd always wondered where my passion for melody and improvisation had come from." Perhaps her background also contributes to the distinctly vocal quality of her style, cultivated through singing the melody when composing and practicing in order to maintain "a strong heart connection." She is in the company of the great trio masters, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Brad Mehldau.

Lynne's newest trio with bass master George Mraz and drummer Anthony Pinciotti has attained a level of empathetic communication characteristic of all great threesomes. The recent frequent and fortuitous addition of celebrated trumpeter Randy Brecker adds a thrilling dimension to the band without in any way detracting from Lynne Arriale’s virtuosity and lyricism.

Lynne Arriale is sparking the imaginations and stealing the hearts of critics and audiences around the world. Here is what they are saying:

"It's always thrilling when a new star shines in the jazz firmament." - BBC Music Magazine

"...One of the most intellectual, introspective and insightful swingers on the current scene. She brings a flawless touch, an impeccable sense of complex rhythms and a harmonic curiosity to everything she attempts." - JazzTimes Magazine

“The trio crisscrosses genre lines with impunity, elegantly juxtaposing and harmonically refreshing the music of Bernstein, Ellington, Lennon/McCartney, Bacharach and Monk." - Washington Post

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