Jesse Lynch Jazz 101: Multimedia jazz production is awesome
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JESSE LYNCH JAZZ 101, above, will present the greatest jazz standards of the last century on stage and on screen in a new multimedia production that uses archival video of legendary jazz icons to accompany the brilliant musicianship of one of New York City’s hottest groups. From its roots in New Orleans through the heyday of swing and bebop, all the way to today’s contemporary jazz artists, Jesse Lynch Jazz 101 will take you through a fresh perspective of an inspired century of jazz. From left, Lynch on piano keyboards, Michaels, bass and Smallcomb, drums.
JESSE LYNCH JAZZ 101, above, will present the greatest jazz standards of the last century on stage and on screen in a new multimedia production that uses archival video of legendary jazz icons to accompany the brilliant musicianship of one of New York City’s hottest groups. From its roots in New Orleans through the heyday of swing and bebop, all the way to today’s contemporary jazz artists, Jesse Lynch Jazz 101 will take you through a fresh perspective of an inspired century of jazz. From left, Lynch on piano keyboards, Michaels, bass and Smallcomb, drums.
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Jesse Lynch Jazz 101 is a virtuosic, multimedia tour of America’s greatest art form. This “jazz through the ages” performance featuring the Jesse Lynch trio will be presented at Conn Center on the Lee University campus on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.

Adult tickets may be purchased at the door for $25, and student tickets $10.

This is the third in a series of four concerts presented by Bradley Concerts Inc. Jazz 101 was created by New York jazz artist Jesse Lynch. A pianist, composer, arranger, educator and performer, Lynch has applied his wide-ranging skills to a new multimedia concert production chronicling the history of jazz. Lynch is accompanied by fellow jazz aces: Joe Michaels, bass, and Matt Smallcomb, percussion.

Michaels had performed with several Grammy nominated artists. He currently teaches from his studio in Forty Fort, Pa.

Smallcomb has performed as principal percussionist of the Duluth-Superior Symphony, with the Malaysian Philharmonic and the New World Symphony. He is currently adjunct professor at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre Pa.

Lynch has toured the United States, New Zealand and Europe with multiple artists. He is no stranger to Cleveland concertgoers as he accompanied both Daniel Rodriguez and the American Tenors during their appearances in Cleveland.

In 2009 his original trio album, Intuition, was released and made available on www.jesselynch.com. He collaborated with writer/poet Gil Helmick and several improvising musicians in 2008 on the album, Crimes Against Inhumanity, available on Old Port Records. Lynch currently plays jazz, funk, opera, pop, r&b, electronic and classical music in New York City.

The concert will be a great educational opportunity for students of jazz as Lynch takes us through the last 100 years of jazz while showing video scenes from each era. Therefore, Bradley Concerts Inc. is inviting all jazz band members from area middle schools, high schools and colleges to attend as our guests.

The next concert in the 2013-14 concert series will be on April 7 and will feature Franc D’Ambrisio who performed 2,300 times as the Phantom on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Phantom of the Opera.” Tickets may also be purchased now for this concert.

For more information about either concert, call 473-1114 or 715-5662.