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Alan Broadbent

Alan Broadbent was born in Auckland, New Zealand and in 1966, at the age of 19, received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1969 he was asked to join Woody Herman's band as his pianist and arranger for 3 years. In 1972 he settled in Los Angeles, beginning a musical relationship with the legendary singer Irene Kral (no relation to Diana Krall). Soon he was also invited into the studio scene as a pianist for the great Nelson Riddle, David Rose and Johnny Mandel. In the early 90s he was asked to be a part of Natalie Cole's famous "Unforgettable" cd, at which time he toured as her pianist and, a little while later, as her conductor

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pat Metheny: From This Place

Read "From This Place" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been a full six years since Pat Metheny last released a studio recording. This, despite the guitarist who has become, in a career now in the midst of its fifth decade, one of the most famous and influential jazz guitarists of his (or, some would argue, any) generation, reportedly having enough material in the can ...

New York Notes

Label: Savant Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Clifford Notes; Minority; I Fall in Love Too Easily; Continuity; Crazeology; On a Misty Night; Waltz Prelude; 317 East 32nd Street; Fine and Dandy.

ARTICLE: RADIO

Blue Note Review 2 & Play a Game with DrJ, Newk & Lady Day

Read "Blue Note Review 2 & Play a Game with DrJ, Newk & Lady Day" reviewed by Marc Cohn

It's Gifts and Messages show No. 400 from the studios of WHYR—how did that happen? To celebrate (but let's face it, we celebrate every week), we have a game for you: tunes written by famous saxophonists 'reimagined' in 2019—name the composer. We also have a start on listening to the Blue Note Review #2 collectors' box ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Review: Alan Broadbent’s New York Notes

Review: Alan Broadbent’s New York Notes

Since he moved from California to New York several years ago, Alan Broadbent has expanded his multifaceted ways as pianist, composer and conductor-arranger for major singers including Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Sheila Jordan and the British discovery Georgia Mancio. New York Notes finds Broadbent leading a trio. That is the setting that brought him to the ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Broadbent

Jazz Musician of the Day: Alan Broadbent

All About Jazz is celebrating Alan Broadbent's birthday today! Alan Broadbent was born in Auckland, New Zealand and in 1966, at the age of 19, received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1969 he was asked to join Woody Herman\'s band as his pianist and arranger for 3 years. ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Alan Broadbent: New York Notes

Alan Broadbent: New York Notes

I began paying attention to pianist-arranger Alan Broadbent in 1973, when Woody Herman's Giant Steps came out. It was my senior year in high school, and the wife of the band's drummer, Ed Soph, was one of my teachers. I wasn't much of a student during high school until my last year, when I began acing ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sheila Jordan at Mezzrow

Read "Sheila Jordan at Mezzrow" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Sheila Jordan Mezzrow New York, NY January 10, 2019 If the art of song is only as vibrant as the colors from which one draws, then Sheila Jordan perhaps has the broadest palette of any living jazz vocalist. At the tender age of 90, she is blessed with a patience that ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Big Noise New York

Read "Big Noise New York" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The first broadcast of 2019 included a preview of some of the many artists performing in New York at the Winter Jazzfest and APAP annual convention, with new releases by Simone Kopmajer, Something Blue and Stacy Sullivan, plus birthday shout outs to Myra Melford, Carol Sudhalter, James Shipp, and vocalist Christine Tobin, among others.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Brasil To Bebop Celebration At D'Anbino Winery With Vocalist Julie Kelly And The Marshall Otwell Quartet, Sunday, November 11th!

Brasil To Bebop Celebration At D'Anbino Winery With Vocalist Julie Kelly And The Marshall Otwell Quartet, Sunday, November 11th!

Vocalist/lyricist Julie Kelly, one of Los Angeles’ finest interpreters of jazz standards and Brazilian music, will be bringing her considerable talents to D'Anbino Vineyards in Paso Robles, accompanied by the Marshall Otwell Quartet on Sunday, November 11th, for a celebration of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Jon Hendricks. Joining her will be the graceful ...


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