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BRIAN LYNCH JAZZ 2017-08-29T16:59:48+00:00

Project Description

Trumpeter and Grammy© Award Winner Brian Lynch brings to his music an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he has received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and straight ahead jazz master Phil Woods. He has also been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and toured the world with various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music. He currently is Associate Professor of Studio Music and Jazz at the Frost School Of Music, University of Miami as well as conducting clinics and workshops at prestigious institutions of learning the world over. His talents have been recognized by top placing in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls (#3 Trumpet Critics Poll); highly rated reviews for his work in Downbeat, Jazziz and Jazz Times; multiple Grammy award nominations, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer.

Brian’s most recent CD releases as a leader include Questioned Answer, in collaboration with new star pianist Emmet Cohen, and the Downbeat 5 star rated Unsung Heroes project (both Hollistic MusicWorks), ConClave Vol. 2 with his Spheres Of Influence group (CrissCross) the Grammy Award winning Simpático featuring Eddie Palmieri (Hollistic MusicWorks), and Bolero Nights For Billie Holiday (Venus).

“You can lose yourself in the pure energy of his playing, but at any moment you can switch your attention to the logic and craftsmanship of his music and find multiple rewards.”
NEIL TESSER, Jazziz
“Lynch demonstrates that a dedicated, knowledgeable jazzman can play a diversity of styles with telling authenticity, and make the renditions extremely appealing to both musician and neophyte…Lynch is simply first-rate.”
ZAN STEWART, Downbeat

For more information about Brian Lynch, see his website at www.brianlynchjazz.com