Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale's love of melody has exhilarated audiences on international concert and festival stages for the past 18 years. Arriale's stunning original songs and re-imagined covers combine influences including Celtic, Americana, Middle-Eastern, Balkan and pop/rock inspirations. Her unique interpretations and deconstructions of jazz classics, high-spirited original works and exquisitely intimate ballads have created a truly signature sound.
She has recorded 13 highly acclaimed CDs as a leader and has toured and/or recorded with jazz icons Benny Golson, Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton and Kenny Barron. Arriale's recordings have topped the national jazz radio charts and numerous "Best of" lists. She also has been featured on PBS and NPR and in Billboard, DownBeat, JazzTimes and JAZZIZ magazines. Arriale's Convergence was named one of the top CDs of 2011 by JazzTimes, and Solo was named one of the top CDs of 2012 by JAZZIZ Magazine.