South Florida JAZZ Presents Celebrating Great Women in Jazz: Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell as performed by Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook and Grace Kelly

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South Florida JAZZ, the area’s premier modern jazz organization, observes April as Jazz Appreciation Month (according to the Smithsonian Museum of American History) by Celebrating Great Women in Jazz: Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell as performed by the Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook and Grace Kelly Quintet on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook and Grace Kelly Quintet

Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook and Grace Kelly Quintet

Lynne Arriale's music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. As a result, there's a directness, a purity, an unalloyed honesty that makes us listen and therefore "see" anew.

South Florida JAZZ, the area’s premier modern jazz organization, observes April as Jazz Appreciation Month (according to the Smithsonian Museum of American History) by Celebrating Great Women in Jazz: Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell as performed by the Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook and Grace Kelly Quintet on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell have established themselves as iconic performers and composers. The depth and authenticity of their music has profoundly influenced generations of musicians and touched audiences worldwide.

Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook and Grace Kelly have been moved and influenced by the strength and power of these legends. They will celebrate these great women of jazz by sharing their unique reinterpretations of popular classics with passion, soul and sensitivity in a magical evening of empathetic collaboration.

All three artists are all highly innovative and original leaders who have recorded extensively and toured internationally. Lynne Arriale's recordings and performances have garnered international acclaim over her 20-year career. Grace Kelly is truly a prodigious talent, who is currently featured in Jean Batiste's Band "Stay Human" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Carla Cook brings the powerhouse trio full circle with earthy sophistication and elements of R&B, European classical, Motown, Blues and Gospel.

Lynne, Carla and Grace have delighted audiences with this special presentation. Recent performances have included The Kennedy Center and concerts throughout the US and Canada. We invite you to join this dynamic group, including Evan Gregor on bass and Jordan Perlson on drums for an evening of joyful interaction and musical spontaneity featuring modern jazz classics, reinvented popular favorites and memorable original compositions.                    

Lynne Arriale's music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. As a result, there's a directness, a purity, an unalloyed honesty that makes us listen and therefore "see" anew. She is one of jazzdom's most intensely unique voices.        

  • JazzTimes

Carla Cook...a mad-loose straight ahead jazz diva with a gospel soul, big band heart, classical cool and improvisational hot .... and what a beautiful voice ... a warm amber-hued contralto.        

  • JazzTimes

Grace Kelly has firmly established herself as one of the gifted jazz artists of her generation.

  • Don Heckman, Int’l Review of Music

ARTISTIC PERSONNEL:

Lynne Arriale – piano
Grace Kelly – saxophones and vocals
Carla Cook – vocals
Evan Gregor – acoustic bass
Jordan Perlson – drums

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

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Ronald Weber, M.D.
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