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Brian Lynch/Hervé Sellin Quartet
Fri, 08/05/11 (1174 days ago)  
From: 08:00 PM To: 09:00 PM  
Location: An die Musik Live
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Brian Lynch   
Brian Lynch/Hervé Sellin Quartet:
"The French Inflection"
Jazz and Modernist French Music: A Two Way Street

Brian Lynch, trumpeter/composer
Hervé Sellin, pianist/composer
David Wong, bass virtuoso
Shareef Taher, drummer


Grammy Award winning trumpeter/composer Brian Lynch and esteemed pianist/composer Hervé Sellin join forces to present a unique program of music exploring the connection between French musical modernism and jazz. In their original compositions and arrangements of important works from both traditions, Lynch and Sellin will shed light on the mutual influence of French music and jazz, from Bix to Coltrane and beyond, and from Debussy to Dutilleux and Messiaen.

This project and performance is supported by a Chamber Music America / French American Cultural Exchange “French-American Jazz Exchange” grant and is made possible by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, CulturesFrance, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and SACEM. Tickets: $15/$10 students

Grammy Award winning trumpeter/composer Brian Lynch and esteemed pianist/composer Hervé Sellin join forces to present a unique program of music exploring the connection between French musical modernism and jazz. In their original compositions and arrangements of important works from both traditions, Lynch and Sellin will shed light on the mutual influence of French music and jazz, from Bix to Coltrane and beyond, and from Debussy to Dutilleux and Messiaen.



This project and performance is supported by a Chamber Music America / French American Cultural Exchange “French-American Jazz Exchange” grant and is made possible by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, CulturesFrance, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and SACEM.

Brian Lynch

A highly esteemed and influential musician within both the hardcore straight ahead and Latin Jazz communities, Grammy Award Winner Brian Lynch is as comfortable negotiating the complexities of clave with Afro-Caribbean pioneer Eddie Palmieri as he is swinging through advanced harmony with bebop maestro Phil Woods. A honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released a series of critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and toured the world with various ensembles reflecting the wide sweep of his music. He currently is on the faculty at New York University as well as conducting clinics and workshops at prestigious institutions of learning the world over. His talents have been recognized by top placings in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls; highly rated reviews for his work in Downbeat, Jazziz and Jazz Times; three Grammy award nominations as well as a 2006 Grammy Award, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer.

Brian’s most recent CD releases as a leader include the new Unsung Heroes project (Hollistic Music Works), Bolero Nights For Billie Holiday (Venus); and his Grammy Award winning collaborative recording project with Eddie Palmieri, Simpático (ArtistShare)

Hervé Sellin

Pianist, Composer, Teacher at the « Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris » (Jazz and Improvised Music dept.)

Hervé Sellin was born in 1957 in Paris. While playing trumpet then trombone he started classical piano studies at the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris” with Aldo Ciccolini. He obtained, in 1980, a double prize of piano and chamber music. At the same period his father, great french trumpet player Pierre Sellin, introduced him into jazz. So he started playing with great soloists such as: Sonny Grey, Guy Lafitte, Gérard Badini, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Joe Newman, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Art Farmer, Barney Wilen, Clifford Jordan, James Moody, Chet Baker, Slide Hampton...

In 1984, he met Johnny Griffin and played in his european quartet for 15 years.
1986 to 1989: Many concerts, tours, album (“Live in Paris”) with singer Dee Dee Bridgewater.
1990: The “French Jazz Academy” awarded him the Django Reinhardt’s prize for his activities as pianist, composer and arranger. In 1991, he met Branford Marsalis and recorded with him (Columbia/Sony) “Hervé Sellin Sextet featuring Branford Marsalis”.
From 1995 to 2000: Concerts, tours and 3 albums with french drummer/composer Bertrand Renaudin.
2001: Piano Solo album recorded “live” at the Bayonne Jazz Festival (France) “Thèmes et variations”.
2002: At the Marciac Jazz Festival (France), “25th anniversary” Suite for ten musicians composed, arranged by H. Sellin.
2003: Hervé Sellin plays with french accordionist Richard Galliano and a string quintet: “Piazzolla For Ever”, the tango music from Astor Piazzolla . Concerts, tours , CD (2003 -Dreyfus Jazz), DVD (2006)
October 2003: Invited by Wynton Marsalis to play 2 concerts at The Lincoln Center of New-York with his tentet. Released in 2008: Hervé SELLIN Tentet (Cristal Records/Harmonia Mundi) “Marciac-New-York express” Best French Jazz Album of the Year awarded by the French Jazz Academy Django d’or 2009 as “confirmed artist”

David Wong

Swinging virtuoso David Wong is the bassist of choice for the jazz elite (Roy Haynes, The Heath Brothers) and a member of Lynch’s Unsung Heroes Project.

Shareef Taher

Shareef Taher graduated from Peabody Conservatory, performed regularly at An die Musik Live! Monday nights Peabody Jazz Quartet. "Shareef Taher defies all limits, taking his individual sound to many different genres of music while preserving their stylistic authenticity. His performance credits span the globe and include in concert and/or recordings with Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Kenny Werner, Sheila Jordan, Ingrid Jensen, Randy Brecker, Peter Bernstein, Bryan Lynch, Derrick Trucks, and many others. Last year he was among some of the biggest stars in jazz who were featured at IAJE (International Association of Jazz Education) in Toronto. Graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, Shareef ranks high among drummers who are versatile and savvy enough to play any style of music. He is on faculty at New York University and teaches out of his studio in Brooklyn, NY."

 
Hervé Sellin   
Shareef Taher   
David Wong - Photo by Andrew Lepley    
 
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