Pianist, composer Lynne Arriale began studying music at age four, eventually earning a masters degree in piano performance before turning to jazz. She has developed a singular voice as a composer, leader and pianist through her compelling originals known for their heartfelt, folkloric quality, and her reinventions of pop classics. The Lynne Arriale Trio now performs internationally and celebrates its tenth anniversary with Come Together, its ninth CD release. Come Together is already besting the wide critical acclaim of their previous CD, Arise, which hit #17 on Billboard, #1 on UPIs Best Jazz CDs of 03, and along with its predecessor, Inspiration, reached #1 on national jazz radio, #1 in New Yorker Magazines Best CDs of 03, and won that years German Record Critics Award. Appearances on national media include PBS-TV's Profile of a Performing Artist (currently running throughout 06), CNN/FN Biz, NPR's Piano Jazz with Marion McPartland, Weekend Edition, Jazz Set, Weekend Edition and NPR's Jazz Piano Christmas - Live from The Kennedy Center in 03 and 04. Arriale also won the 1993 Great American Jazz Piano Competition and toured Japan with 100 Golden Fingers, a group including piano legends Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Junior Mance, Monty Alexander, Roger Kellaway, Ray Bryant and Cedar Walton.
This year, the Lynne Arriale Trio played numerous concerts and festivals on tours throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Europe, and in February 06, will perform in Australia and the Pacific Rim. The trios previous CDs include, Live at Montreux (recorded at Switzerlands 1999 Montreux Jazz Festival); Melody, A Long Road Home, With Words Unspoken, When You Listen, and The Eyes Have It.
Lynne Arriale is currently Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano and Director of the Jazz Combo Program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.