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South Florida JAZZ welcomes the LYNNE ARRIALE Quartet April 11, 2009

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April 11, 2009 - 8:00 p.m. - South Florida JAZZ welcomes one of the most acclaimed pianists in jazz, LYNNE ARRIALE, who appears with her new quartet in concert. The 2009 Grammy Award winning trumpeter, Randy Brecker, who is known to all jazz audiences, is the latest addition to the band that will celebrate the release of its CD/DVD Nuance – The Bennett Studio Recordings at this performance during Jazz Appreciation Month.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – South Florida’s premier modern jazz organization is delighted to feature one its favorite pianists and one of the most important bands in the current modern jazz genre as Lynne Arriale makes a rare South Florida visit. This concert takes place at the 500-seat Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd in Davie 33314. Tickets are $35 ($25 for South Florida JAZZ members and $10 for students at any level with I.D.) and may be purchased from the AutoNation Box Office by calling 954.462.0222 in Broward County; also toll-free at 877-311-SHOW, as well as online at:, the presenting organization’s official Website.


Beginning her musical 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 beautifully so.

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 Arriale has developed a singular voice as a composer, leader and pianist, through her compelling originals, known for their heartfelt, folkloric quality and her reinventions of pop classics. Her trios have reached jazz and mainstream audiences around the world with their emotionally stirring performances. Critics have universally praised Lynne for her singular sound, intuitive interaction with bassist and drummer, and consistently excellent recordings that have reached the top of every jazz chart of note.

However, after a decade with her last trio, Lynne has retooled and expanded her concept. Her new band now features the distinguished and renowned Czech bassist, George Mraz, while the dynamic Anthony Pinciotti mans the drum chair. New this year is a quartet format that showcases the celebrated trumpeter Randy Brecker, fresh off his 2009 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Randy in Brasil. The quartet has recorded Nuance РThe Bennett Studio Sessions (Mot̩ma), a CD with a companion DVD, which will be released at this performance for South Florida JAZZ.

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

"...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

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

“Lynne Arriale's brilliant musicianship and bandstand instincts place her among the top jazz pianists of the day.” - New York Times

“No American pianist has made quite as strong an impression over the past five years as Arriale. Lynne Arriale belongs among the poets. Her singing tone and original material make her one of the best hopes for the coming decade.” - The London Times

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.


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