Jazz pianist / composer (USA)
Pianist / composer Lynne Arriale began studying music at age four, eventually
earning a master's degree in piano performance before turning to jazz.
Her trio now performs internationally and celebrates its tenth anniversary
with Come Together, its ninth CD release. Come Together is already besting
the wide critical acclaim of their previous CD, Arise, which hit #17 on Billboard,
#1 on UPI's Best Jazz CDs '03, and along with its predecessor, Inspiration,
reached #1 on national jazz radio, #1 in New Yorker Magazine's Best CDs '03
and won that year's German Record Critics Award. Appearances on national media
include PBS-TV's "Profile of a Performing Artist," CNN/ FN' Biz,
NPR's Piano Jazz with Marion McPartland, Weekend Edition, Jazz Set and NPR's
Jazz Piano Christmas - Live from The Kennedy Center in '03 and '04. Arriale
also won the 1993 Great American Jazz Competition and toured Japan with "100
Golden Fingers", a group including piano legends Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan,
Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Junior Mance, Monty Alexander, Roger Kellaway,
Ray Bryant and Cedar Walton.
This past year, the Lynne Arriale Trio played numerous concerts and festivals
on tours throughout the U.S. and Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland,
Norway, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, England, Ireland and Scotland.
The trio's previous CDs include, Live at Montreux (recorded live at Switzerland's
1999 Montreux Jazz Festival); Melody, A Long Road Home, With Words Unspoken,
When You Listen, and The Eyes Have It.
Lynne Arriale - Lynne Arriale Trio member
Arriale has conducted educational clinics internationally, been a faculty
member of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, has adjudicated the Montreux
Jazz Piano Competition and currently serves on the International Association
of Jazz Educators (IAJE) Jazz Piano Resource Team and the IAJE Sisters in
Jazz Advisory Council. She and her trio also served as clinicians and performers
at the Thelonious Monk Institute in Aspen, Colorado.
Jay Anderson - Lynne Arriale Trio member
Bassist / composer Jay Anderson has won numerous awards for both jazz and
classical performance. He began playing acoustic bass at the age of 12 and
is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach. Since moving to
New York City in 1982, Jay continues to perform and record with some of the
most important names in jazz, having been a regular member in the bands of
Red Rodney & Ira Sullivan, Michael Brecker, Toots Thielemans, Michael
Franks, Eliane Elias, Bennie Wallace, Steve Khan, Carmen McRae and, since
1992, the great Joe Sample. Anderson has been featured on over 150 recordings
with such legends as Paul Bley, Randy Brecker, Bob Berg, Bob Mintzer, Mike
Stern, Donald Byrd, Terumasa Hino, Lee Konitz, Warren Bernhardt and many others.
He has also performed with the big bands of Woody Herman, Kenny Wheeler, Maria
Schneider, Mel Lewis, Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin, and the WDR Koln,
Germany. Jay is also an NEA grant recipient for composition and two Meet the
Composer grants. He has been featured on ten Grammy nominated recordings and
has also recorded two albums of his own for the DMP label, Next Exit and Local
Color. He conducts clinics around the world and is a faculty member at the
Manhattan School of Music and SUNY New Paltz, NY.
Steve Davis - Lynne Arriale Trio member
Drummer Steve Davis has performed with David Liebman, Bill Evans, Richie
Beirach, John Pattitucci, Pat LaBarbara, Walt Weiskopf and Lynne Arriale.
He has over seventy recordings to his credit, including three under his own
name, featuring such collaborators as John Hart, Drew Gress and Tim Reis.
A ten year founding member of the Lynne Arriale Trio, he has recorded all
nine CD's with the group. Other recording credits include work with Walt Weiskopf,
Conrad Herwig, Richie Bierach, Bill Evans, Kenny Werner, Tim Hagans, John
Pattitucci, Manfredo Fest and Andy Laverne. Steve has toured extensively in
Europe, Asia and North America. In addition to performing, Davis has been
on the faculty of Jamey Aebersold Jazz Clinics since 1982, was an Indiana
University Artist in Residence, and served on the faculty of the Berlin Conservatory
of Music as Professor of Jazz Studies. He has authored six educational drum
books and conducts master classes and clinics throughout the world. Steve
is currently on the faculty of the University of South Florida in Tampa.