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Lynne Arriale

Lynne Arriale
Lynne Arriale

Lynne Arriale
(Musicians - Lynne Arriale - piano, Alon Near - bass & Lukasz Zyta - drums )
@ PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)
9 April 2024

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Lynne Arriale was the first prize winner of the 1993 International Great American Jazz Piano Competition. Her 16 albums as a leader have topped the JazzWeek radio charts.

She toured Japan with ‘100 Golden Fingers,’ a group that included iconic jazz pianists Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Roger Kellaway, Junior Mance and Ray Bryant. She has performed and/or recorded with jazz masters, Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Benny Golson, Rufus Reid, Larry Coyell and Marian McPartland, to name a few.

The world’s great jazz festivals and concert stages have invited Lynne to perform, including five performances at the Kennedy Center and additional performances at Lincoln Center, Montreux, Burghausen, Gilmore, Spoleto Arts, Montreal, Monterey, North Sea, Stuttgart, Pori, San Francisco, Ottawa, Zagreb, Perth, Brisbane, Rouen, Cannes MIDEM, Sardinia, Rochester, Wigan, Poznan, Estoril, Palermo, Inverness, Cork and San Javier.

Arriale’s tours have taken her to the UK, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Serbia, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, France, Belgium, The Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Australia, Japan, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, China, South Africa and the U.S.

Her live TV and radio appearances and concert performances include Profile of a Recording Artist, NPR’s Weekend Edition, Jazz Set, Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. Her print media features include Billboard, Downbeat, JazzTimes, JAZZIZ, BBC Magazine, and The London Times. Lynne Arriale was the first woman to have the cover story for JazzEd Magazine, and additional cover stories include One Way and M Magazines. Her live media appearances include CNN/FN’ Biz, NPR’s Jazz Piano Christmas – Live from The Kennedy Center, and radio/TV interviews throughout the U.S., U.K., and Europe, including the BBC, Radio France and German National Television. In 2020, Arriale was named in ‘The 50 Wisconsin Musicians With the Biggest Impact Over the Past 100 Years’ by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Lynne Arriale is also an active educator and adjudicator. She has conducted master classes and clinics internationally throughout the US, UK, Europe, Canada, Brazil and South Africa. She adjudicated the Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works, the Montreux Jazz Competition, American Pianists Association Fellowship Awards, The Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Competition, The American Jazz Pianist Competition and the Jacksonville Piano Competition. She was a featured mentor at The Mary Lou Williams Emerging Artist Workshop at the Kennedy Center.

Arriale is a Yamaha artist and is currently Professor of Jazz Studies and Director of Small Ensembles at The University of North Florida in Jacksonville. In 2018, she was awarded the UNF Presidential Leader Award and was runner-up for the 2020 and 2021 UNF Faculty Association Distinguished Professor Award.

Lynne Arriale’s remarkable career is graced by a rare commitment to authenticity and vulnerability defined by careful craft and high artistic standards. It is precisely this willingness to remain so emotionally exposed that makes her performances so accessible to music lovers of all kinds.

Biography from All About Jazz

Lynne Arriale

Lynne Arriale

Alon Near

Alon Near

Alon Near

Lukasz Zyta

Lynne Arriale & Band



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