The Lynne Arriale Nuance Quartet only NYC Appearance on May 19th at 7:30pm & 9:30pm


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Lynne Arriale headlines show at New York's Jazz Standard Only NY area performance

“The Lynne Arriale Nuance Quartet"

Featuring Lynne Arriale, Randy Brecker, George Mraz and Anthony Pinciotti

Tuesday, May 19th - 7:30pm & 9:30pm

(New York, NY) Jazz Piano Star Lynne Arriale's The Lynne Arriale Nuance Quartet is set to perform two shows at Manhattans Jazz Standard club (116 East 27th Street), Tuesday, May 19th at 7:30PM and 9:30PM. In addition to Ms. Arriale, the show features the amazing Randy Brecker on trumpet/flugelhorn, George Mraz on bass and Anthony Pinciotti on drums. For tickets, priced @ $25 and information, please contact the Jazz Standard Box Office at (212) 576-2232 or online at jazzstandard.net.

About Lynne Arriale

Ms. Arriale has been capturing the imaginations of jazz and mainstream music lovers with her outstanding CD / DVD recordings and sold out performances for nearly 20 years. Critically acclaimed as having a singular voice as a pianist, leader, composer, arranger and for putting the heart back into jazz (London Times), Arriale's consistently excellent recordings have topped every notable jazz chart. With back to back #1 Jazz Week radio hits, a #17 debut on Billboard's Jazz Chart, the top ten Best Of lists for The New Yorker, United Press International and a two time winner of The German Record Critics Association, Arriale has earned her place among elite international artists. Arriale has met the mainstream though featured performances on PBS nationally televised. Profile of a Recording Artist, and in multiple NPR programs, including Weekend Edition, Jazz Set, and Piano Jazz with Marion McPartland.

Arriale's 2007 release, Live, was recorded by BR-TV at Germany's oldest and most prestigious jazz event, The Burghausen Jazz Festival, and won the 2007 German Record Critics Award for best jazz CD/DVD recording. She has toured Japan with the legendary 100 Golden Fingers group, sharing the stage with jazz legends Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, Ray Bryant, Junior Mance, Harold Mabern, Roger Kellaway and Monty Alexander.

Arriale regularly performs at such internationally acclaimed venues as The Spoleto Arts Festival, Irelands Cork Jazz Festival, The Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, the Burghausen and Stuttgart Jazz Festivals, The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, The Folly Theater, The Gilmore Festival, The Jacksonville Jazz Festival, The San Francisco Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival and numerous other festivals, concerts and clubs throughout Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania, Norway, The Czech Republic, Ireland, the UK and Australia.

Lynne Arriale's newest release Nuance: The Bennett Studio Sessions features Randy Brecker, George Mraz and Anthony Pinciotti, on-sale from Motema Music on May 12, 2009. In a departure from her ten previous trio recordings, leader/composer/arranger Arriale is collaborating with an extraordinary new lineup of iconic musicians: Grammy winning Randy Brecker on trumpet/flugelhorn; jazz legend George Mraz on bass; and critically acclaimed Anthony Pinciotti on drums.

The project was recorded at the multi-Grammy and Emmy Award winning BENNETT STUDIOS, just outside New York City, and includes video documentation of behind the scenes footage of the CD recording, a bonus DVD program of a live, private, in-studio audience concert, and up-close and personal interviews with each artist. The release displays a new creative direction for Arriale, as she continues her illustrious musical journey, which began with a ten-year run of her celebrated former trio. Arriale continues to garner critical praise in every configuration in which she chooses to play as an outstanding leader, including, from The New York Times: brilliant musicianship and bandstand instincts (which) place her among the top jazz pianists of the day. This new release, with iconic jazz masters Brecker and Mraz, brings even more heightened originality to Arriale's sound as evidenced in her six powerful, new compositions and inspired arrangements of covers by composers as disparate as Sting, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Tommy Wolf.

The full track list for Nuance, a CD & DVD set, includes: Wrapped Around Your Finger (Sting); I Mean You (Thelonious Monk); Longing (Lynne Arriale); Crawfish & Gumbo (Lynne Arriale); Ballad of the Sad Young Men (Tommy Wolf); Carry On (Lynne Arriale); La Noche (Lynne Arriale); Yada Yada Yada (Lynne Arriale); I Hear A Rhapsody (J. Baker, G. Fragos & D. Gasparre); A Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) and A Gentle Soul (Lynne Arriale).

Leading up to the release, Lynne will tour internationally in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Austria, and The Netherlands. Randy Brecker, who plays flugelhorn and trumpet on Nuance, has recorded for more than three decades with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, James Taylor, David Sanborn, George Benson, Chaka Khan, and Frank Zappa. George Mraz (bass) has recorded and performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton and Tommy Flanagan. Anthony Pinciotti is a rising star and drum master who is a first-call sideman for such jazz luminaries as James Moody, John Abercrombie, Kenny Werner, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Gary Bartz, Marcus Belgrave, Ira Sullivan and Frank Foster.

Deeply committed to jazz education, Lynne Arriale is currently Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano and Director of the Jazz Combo Program at The University of North Florida at Jacksonville. She also conducts master classes, clinics and workshops internationally for professionals, students and communities at large.

About Motema Music

Motema Music, founded in 2003 in San Francisco, is now based in Harlem, New York, The company is a division of the Motma Foundation, a private foundation that is dedicated to promoting excellence and humanity in jazz and other creative art forms that promote harmony and enrich the world around us.

Nuance was produced by Lynne Arriale and Suzi Reynolds. The DVD was produced by Suzi Reynolds of Suzi Reynolds & Associates, LLC. and was made possible, in part, by a grant from Women in Jazz, Inc.

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