Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Lynne Arriale is an American pianist, composer and bandleader.
Her albums as leader have charted on Billboard and on 'Best of' lists, including The New Yorker and the United Press International. She has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Scandinavia, and has performed with Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Benny Golson, Rufus Reid, and Marian McPartland.
Arriale has been featured on the PBS Profile of a Recording Artist and on multiple NPR programs, including Weekend Edition, Jazz Set, Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland; and in Billboard, DownBeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz, BBC Magazine, and The Times of London. Her live media appearances include NPR's Jazz Piano Christmas – Live from The Kennedy Center, and radio and TV interviews throughout the U.S., U.K., and Europe.
She has served as a faculty member of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, the Thelonious Monk Institute in Aspen, and clinics and workshops worldwide. She has adjudicated the Montreux Jazz Competition, American Pianists Association Fellowship Awards, The Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Competition, and the Jacksonville Piano Competition.
Awards and honors
- First place, The Great American Jazz Piano Competition
- National Performance Activity Award, SESAC
- German Record Critics Award
- Best Jazz CD, UPI, Live
- Best CD, The New Yorker, Live
An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.
|1994*||The Eyes Have It||DMP||Trio, with Jay Anderson (bass), Steve Davis (drums)|
|1995*||When You Listen||DMP||Trio, with Drew Gress (bass), Steve Davis (drums)|
|1996*||With Words Unspoken||DMP||Trio, with Drew Gress (bass), Steve Davis (drums)|
|1997*||A Long Road Home||TCB||Trio, with John Patitucci (bass), Steve Davis (drums)|
|1998*||Melody||TCB||Trio, with Scott Colley (bass), Steve Davis (drums)|
|1999*||Live at Montreux||TCB||Trio, with Jay Anderson (bass), Steve Davis (drums); in concert|
|2000*||Inspiration||TCB||Trio, with Jay Anderson (bass), Steve Davis (drums)|
|2002*||Arise||Motéma||Trio, with Jay Anderson (bass), Steve Davis (drums)|
|2004*||Come Together||Motéma||Trio, with Jay Anderson (bass), Steve Davis (drums)|
|2005*||Live||Motéma||Trio, with Jay Anderson (bass), Steve Davis (drums); in concert|
|2008*||Nuance||Motéma||Quartet, with Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn), George Mraz (bass), Anthony Pinciotti (drums)|
|2011*||Convergence||Motéma||Some tracks trio, with Omer Avital (bass), Anthony Pinciotti (drums); some tracks quartet, with Bill McHenry (tenor sax) added|
|2018||Give Us These Days||Challenge||Trio, with Jasper Somsen (bass), Jasper van Hulten (drums); some tracks quartet, with Kate McGarry added|
|2020||Chimes of Freedom||Challenge||Trio, with Jasper Somsen (bass), E.J.Strickland (drums); some tracks quartet, with K.J. Denhert (vocals)|
- 1998 Pat Harbison Quartet, After All
- 1999 Wolfgand Lackerschmid Quartet (TCB)
- 2002 Rachel Caswell, Some Other Time
- 2005 Sara Caswell, But Beautiful (Arbors)
- 2009* Rondi Charleston Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Motéma)