Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale’s career is graced by a love of melody and a joy of musical discovery. Arriale has performed on international concert and festival stages over the past 25 years. The consummate storyteller, she immediately connects with her listeners. JazzTimes wrote, She achieves a special, deep connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways. Arriale’s emotional authenticity allows her audience to feel and think along with her… Lynne Arriale’s music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. She is one of jazzdom’s most intensely unique voices.
At the core of Arriale’s appeal is her ability to communicate with her band and listeners. The poet laureate of her generation” (Jazz Police), her performances and recordings with her trio led to comparisons with the great trios of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, yet she has been consistently praised as having a singular voice as a pianist, leader, composer, and arranger. I really can’t compare her to anyone, said recent collaborator and multi-Grammy winner Randy Brecker. Her music transcends the word ‘jazz’ – it is just pure music.
Arriale was the first prize winner of the 1993 International Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and soon launched her touring and recording career. Her 13 CDs as a leader have topped the Jazzweek Radio Charts; Inspiration and Arise reached #1 and Come Together #3, Nuance #4 and were included on numerous Best Of lists, including The New Yorker and United Press International. Her tenth trio recording, LIVE (CD/DVD) was named one of UPI’s Best Jazz CDs and among The New Yorker Magazine’s Best CDs of the year. Solo was named one of the top CDs of 2012 by JAZZIZ Magazine, and Convergence was named one of the top 50 CDs of 2011 by JazzTimes.
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"Can you really teach jazz? In the space of three hours, Arriale laid my mind to rest.
She possesses that rare gift of reducing complex and intangible issues to
inspirational basics." –The London Times
Lynne Arriale is currently Associate Professor of Jazz Piano, Director of Small
Ensembles at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and a Yamaha Artist. She
is dedicated to helping students discover and develop their unique musical gifts and
learn the art of jazz improvisation.
Lynne also teaches privately, either in person, by phone or Skype and would be
happy to discuss the possibility of your taking lessons with her.
WORKSHOPS & CLINICS
Lynne Arriale has the unique ability to articulate the essential elements of the
process of becoming a jazz musician