“a great, organic pianist whose beautiful and muscular playing ranks with Mehldau and Bill Evans.” —LA Weekly
Lynne Arriale brings her trio to Zinc for a splendid evening of jazz piano on Friday, March 22. She’s supported by bassist Orlando le Fleming and drummer Carl Allen.
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.
If the nature of jazz is “reinvention,” then pianist/composer Lynne Arriale has truly led the jazz life, following a personal and musical journey throughout which she has reinvented herself, her craft, her artistic direction. The consummate storyteller, pianist Lynne Arriale immediately connects with her audience through emotionally charged performances. Her compelling compositions, refreshing melodies, and reinterpretations of pop and rock classics not only bring accolades from critics but help create new audiences of listeners previously unfamiliar with jazz.
At the core of Arriale’s appeal is her warmth, humor, and ability to communicate with her band and audiences listeners. “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”(Jazz Times). One ingredient to her success has been Lynne’s focus on the melody regardless of where spontaneous improvisation takes her. “I search for the ‘heart’ of the song, find what makes it special to me and use it as musical inspiration,” says Lynne. “This search for new music is related to giving voice to the music inside me; it increases my musical passion.”
Showtimes are at 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit http://zincjazz.com.