Lynne Arriale

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Lynne Arriale
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Years active1993–present
LabelsDMP, Motéma

Lynne Arriale is an American pianist, composer and bandleader.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Arriale is Professor of Jazz Studies and Director of Small Ensembles at the University of North Florida.[2]

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[edit]


An asterisk (*) indicates that the year is that of release.

As leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Personnel/Notes
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
2011 Solo Motéma Solo piano
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)

As guest[edit]

  • 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)


  1. ^ a b Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London: Penguin Books. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-141-00646-3.
  2. ^ "UNF - COAS: Music - Faculty". Retrieved 2016-06-16.

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