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Arriale, Lynne

Arriale, Lynne, piano, composer, arranger, educator; b. Milwaukee, WI, 29 May 1957. She began her musical studies at age four. Classical piano studies later with Rebecca Penneys. She earned a master's degree in classical piano performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Her career path took a sudden turn when she decided to pursue a career as a jazz pianist.

She studied jazz piano primarily with  Richie Beirach and David Hazeltine, and briefly with Mike Longo, Fred Hersch, Marc Copland. Arriale was the winner of the 1993 International Great American Jazz Competition in Jacksonville, Florida. Since that time, the Lynne Arriale Trio has performed throughout the world at concerts and festivals in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Romania, Ireland, and the UK, as well as numerous tours throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The trio's releases, "Arise" and "Inspiration," hit #1 on the U.S. radio jazz charts, and "Inspiration" was awarded the German Record Critic's Award and was chosen by the New Yorker magazine as one of the top six jazz CD's of 2002. "Arise" was named #1 jazz CD of 2003 by UPI (United Press International). Lynne has performed in concert and on National Public Radio's "Piano Jazz" with jazz legend Marian McPartland, as well as "Jazz Set," hosted by Branford Marsalis and "Jazz Set," hosted by Dee Dee Bridgewater. Lynne has also toured Japan as part of the prestigious "100 Golden

Fingers" group, with jazz greats Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Junior Mance, Monty Alexander, Roger Kellaway, Ray Bryant and Cedar Walton.

She is a faculty member of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, which conducts workshops in the United States and the UK. Lynne and her trio were clinicians and performers at the Thelonious Monk Institute in Aspen, CO. Lynne has served on the International Association of Jazz Educators Jazz Piano Resource Team.

The Eyes Have It (1994); When You Listen (1995); With Words Unspoken (1996); A Long Road Home (1997); Melody (1998); Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1999); Inspiration (2000); Arise (2001); Come Together (2004)

One Way Magazine 2004
M Magazine
Downbeat Magazine 9/2004
Downbeat June 02
BBC Magazine May 02
Jazz Times June 02
Billboard Magazine April 20, 2002
Chicago Reader Feb 8 02
Jazz Improv 02

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