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Alan Broadbent

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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

Album

Quiet Is The Star

Label: Roomspin Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: I Can See You Passing By; When You're Gone From Me; Let Me Whisper To Your Heart; Tell The River; All My Life; If I Think Of You; Night After Night; If My Heart Should Love Again; Quiet Is The Star

Album

Broadbent Plays Brubeck

Label: Eden River Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Duke; One Moment Worth Years; Bossa Nova USA; Summer Song; Blue Rondo Á La Turk; Strange Meadowlark; In Your Own Sweet Way; Weep No More; When I was Young; Theme For June; Home At Last.

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News: Recording

Famed Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Releases 'Sing A Song Of Bird Feat. Sheila Jordan, Bob Dorough, Marion Cowings

Famed Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Releases 'Sing A Song Of Bird Feat. Sheila Jordan, Bob Dorough, Marion Cowings

Vocalist Roseanna Vitro is a favorite among jazz aficionados and musicians alike. That’s why Cedar Walton has said, “Roseanna Vitro, one of my favorite vocalists, sings with a great feeling for jazz. Her readings on major compositions are monumental.” Her outsized talents and passion for the music are matched only by the generosity of her spirit, ...

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News: Recording

Alan Broadbent Plays Dave Brubeck

Alan Broadbent Plays Dave Brubeck

A tribute album to Dave Brubeck isn't about emulating Dave. It also isn't about interpretation. To hit the bull's eye, you have to capture Dave's spirit—his broad smile, his post-war optimism and his sophisticated, sunny feel, which is purely emotional. Either you get it or you don't. Having spent an afternoon on assignment with Dave in ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Ella Fitzgerald

Read "New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Ella Fitzgerald" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast features new releases from saxophonist Berta Moreno, bassist/vocalist Kristin Korb, guitarist George Gilliam and pianist/vocalist Lauren Lee with birthday shoutouts to Ella Fitzgerald, Roxy Coss, Charles Mingus, Alan Broadbent, Lara Downes and Kendra Shank, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of ...

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. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wrapping Up Womens History Month With New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Aretha Franklin And Sarah Vaughan

Read "Wrapping Up Womens History Month With New Releases and Birthday Shoutouts To Aretha Franklin And Sarah Vaughan" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast wraps up Womens History Month featuring new releases from Bill Cunliffe, Jeff Coffin & Helen Gillet, vocalists Joanie Pallatto, Hannah Baiardi and Georgia Mancio plus birthday shoutouts to Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Meredith D'Ambrosio, Renee Rosnes, Hiromi, Mimi Jones and Stacey Kent, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear ...

News: Recording

Mancio & Broadbent: Quiet Is the Star

Mancio & Broadbent: Quiet Is the Star

One of the most astonishing albums of the year is Quiet Is the Star, by vocalist Georgia Mancio and pianist Alan Broadbent. Released on Friday, the album is remarkable on several levels. For one, all of the songs are originals, with heartfelt words by Georgia poured over deeply personal melodies by Alan. For another, the collaboration ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus A Special Birthday Shoutout For A Broad Spectrum

Read "New Releases Plus A Special Birthday Shoutout For A Broad Spectrum" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Happy fifth birthday to A Broad Spectrum! Nice to celebrate a milestone after almost a year of remote broadcasting but better times are coming. Music remains a healing force. This broadcast includes new releases from Roseanna Vitro, Out To Dinner, Peter Eldridge, Charles McPherson, Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent and Idit Shner with birthday shout outs ...


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