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MIAMI TRUMPETER BRIAN LYNCH UP FOR TWO GRAMMYS

MIAMI TRUMPETER BRIAN LYNCH UP FOR TWO GRAMMYS

Music

Published 1/15/20

South Florida has a hometown hero to root for when the Grammys are awarded on Jan 26. The latest work by trumpeter, composer and educator Brian Lynch – “The Omni-American Book Club: My Journey Through Literature in Music” – has received a couple of nominations.The big band project is under consideration for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album,” and one of the nine songs written for it by Lynch, “Crucible for Crisis,” is a contender for “Best Instrumental Composition.”This isn’t the first Grammy experience for Lynch, who serves as studio instructor of jazz trumpet at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. He has now been nominated five times and won once: in 2007, when “Simpatico,” by the Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project, was named “Best Latin Jazz Album.”Lynch recognizes that what he plays may go by different names, such as jazz or salsa or rhumba or funk, but he understands it as Afro-diasporic.“To me, it’s all the same music,” he said. …

PRIDE JAZZ ENSEMBLE in Concert

PRIDE JAZZ ENSEMBLE in Concert

Music

Published 4/30/19

Experience a unique evening, May 5th at the Metropolitan Community Church. The program to be performed is titled Lights, Camera, Action, which is a presentation of theme songs from Broadway, Hollywood and classic television.A subset of the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, the Pride Jazz Ensemble includes 20 musicians who play the saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, piano, and electric guitar. Under the leadership of Ensemble Director Alain Ortiz, the group performs works from classic jazz and popular contemporary composers.The ensemble will take place at 4857 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens May 5th at 6pm. Tickets to this concert are $20 each and are available for purchase online or after Sunday services in the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beach Gardens lobby. Additional info www.pridewindensemble.org

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