Thursday, October 22, 2009
Jazz Duos: Lynne Arriale/Bunky Green; Kenny Drew, Jr./Larry Coryell
Kudos to WMNF-FM and the Tampa Jazz Club for (separately) presenting two top-flight jazz shows this fall.
Both concerts are specially assembled duo performances, and all four artists are internationally known jazzers.
First up is the WMNF event, launching the station's new series of jazz concerts: Pianist Lynne Arriale and saxophonist Bunky Green play THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. at the Springs Theatre in Sulphur Springs (Tampa).
Green, in addition to his other accomplishments (check out the 2008 profile in Jazz Times mag), is the longtime head of the jazz studies program at UNF in Jacksonville; Arriale, best known for her trio work, is also on the UNF jazz faculty.
The Springs, a one-time movie theatre converted into a recording studio, is a good place to hear jazz -- great acoustics, laidback atmosphere. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door. For more info, click here.
As I've previously noted on this blog, another jazz duo show is on the horizon, and it figures to be one of the Tampa Bay area's most impressive jazz concerts of the year.
Legendary jazz and jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell plays with Kenny Drew, Jr., IMO one of the finest pianists of his generation, on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. at HCC Ybor's newly renovated Performing Arts Building.
It's another in a long line of high-quality jazz concerts presented by the Tampa Jazz Club. Tickets are $21, general public; $16, members; and free to HCC students and faculty.