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Linda Presgrave

Linda Presgrave, jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, relocated to New York City in 1998 leaving a very active music career in her native city of St. Louis. Since that time, Linda has released four CDs on the Metropolitan Records label with her newest release being "Along the Path" (2015). She continues on a mission to bring attention to compositions by "inspirational jazz artists who happen to be women". Linda has performed on prestigious jazz festival stages including the “JVC Jazz Festival, New York”, the “Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival” at the Kennedy Center (Astoria Big Band), “Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola” (Jazz at Lincoln Center), “World Forum on Music” (Los Angeles), “VI. Festival International de Musique Catalogne” (Ceret,France), “Many Colors of a Woman” (Hartford, CT) and ControCanto: Donne in Jazz (Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Musica) Rome and Frascati, Itay. When not performing with her own group she is in the piano chair of Carol Sudhalter’s Astoria Big Band and also with a new group “Ladies Day” led by MJ Territo that features music and lyrics by women.

Before arriving on the New York jazz scene, Linda performed with her own group, After Six Jazz, at the finest jazz venues in St. Louis including Jazz at the Bistro and Just Jazz. At the same time, she worked with the Sessions Big Band, the Modern Vintage Jazz Quartet and the Kim Portnoy Jazz Orchestra. As a former professional French Horn player, she performed regularly at the MUNY, FOX and RIVERPORT theaters in orchestral settings behind top entertainers, world class ballet ensembles and national theatrical productions.


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On "Along the Path" - (2015)

“Along The Path, which is filled with colorful solos and rich melodies, is one of Linda Presgrave’s finest recordings and is a strong step forward for the talented pianist-composer”. ~ Scott Yanow (Jazz Author)

"If it's solid piano and all original jazz you're yearning for, look no further than this excellent album from Linda!" ~ Rotcod Zzaj On her newest CD, Linda Presgrave takes the listener along on a musical journey from several ports of call in Asia to the Catalan region of France. The 10 original tracks by Presgrave capture the sights, sounds and impressions along her emotional, musical and spiritual path. Tracks 1-10 were composed by Linda Presgrave. *Track 11 “Universal Freedom” by Stan Chovnick. Linda Presgrave – piano, Harvie S – bass, Allison Miller – drums & gongs, Stan Chovnick – soprano sax, Todd Herbert – tenor sax, Vincent Herring – alto sax, MJ Territo – voice/lyricist

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Metropolitan Records


The Journey

Metropolitan Records



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