Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lynne Arriale Plays the Springs Theatre

I've had the pleasure of recording a couple of times with engineer John Stephan at his Springs Theatre (with Trio Vibe and the Irritable Tribe of Poets), but I've never caught a concert there.

Hope to get out there this Sunday afternoon for a solo concert by the terrific jazz pianist Lynne Arriale.

Spreading the word - here's the official press release on the show:

Lynne Arriale To Perform Solo Concert at Tampa's Historic Springs Theater

In her first solo concert in the Tampa Bay Area, pianist Lynne Arriale will perform at Tampa's historic Springs Theater on Sunday, November 23, at 3:00 PM.

Lynne ArrialeArriale's recordings and live shows have earned her international critical acclaim, comparing her in stature to Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Ahmad Jamal. The New York Times said, "Lynne Arriale's brilliant musicianship and bandstand instincts place her among the top jazz pianists of the day." JazzTimes lauded her "flawless touch," and "impeccable sense of complex rhythms" while the BBC Music Magazine raved about her "luminous tone and superlative melodic flair."

Although the November 23 concert, presented by the Tampa Jazz Club, marks Arriale's first solo performance in the Tampa Bay area, this Florida resident's trio performances have been among the area's outstanding jazz events at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival in the past. As noted in Jazz Week: "She pinpoints a song's power, majesty, and soul simultaneously."

In early 2009, Arriale releases a new CD/DVD on Motema Music, backed by a new trio of jazz icons featuring Randy Brecker, George Mraz and Anthony Pinciotti. Titled NUANCE, The Bennett Studio Sessions, the studio produced CD will be accompanied by a bonus DVD capturing the group's debut live performance with a studio audience.

The Spring Theater is located at 8029 Nebraska Avenue. Tickets are $23, $18 for Jazz Society members and $5 for students, and will only be available at the venue on the day of the show. For further information, contact 813/915-0074. For additional information on Lynne Arriale, visit, or

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