2011 RECIPIENT OF THE NEA MASTERS OF JAZZ AWARD (National Endowment of the Arts) Dave Liebman will perform with his New York Quartet Iive at Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club in Studio City on September 24th and 25th 2010.
Official statement: It is an honor to be recognized by the country where jazz was born and raised. Most of all, it is gratifying to join such a select and prestigious group of past Jazz Masters recipients. Among this group are many artists who have in one way or the other provided the knowledge and wisdom that inspired me and those of my generation to become the best we could. I thank my family, the musicians with whom I have played and others who have supported me through the years. Like the music, getting this award is truly a group effort." Dave Liebman.
Tickets are available at ticketweb.com or call 818-769-0905.
Saxophone giant David Liebman is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music with a career stretching over forty years. He has played with many of the masters including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner and others; authored books and instructional DVDs which are acknowledged as classics in the jazz field; recorded as a leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz; recipient of the NEA Masters of Jazz award; founded the International Association of Schools of Jazz; a multiple Grammy nominee; an inductee into the International Association of Jazz Educator's Hall of Fame; the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland, as well as the Order of Arts and Letters from the French government. He has consistently placed among the top finalists in the Soprano Saxophone category in the Downbeat Critics Poll since 1973 and has to his credit over 100 recordings as a leader/co-leader including several hundred original compositions.Vitello's Jazz & Supper Club
4349 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City, Ca 91604