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BRIAN LYNCH WINS TWO 2017 JAZZ JOURNALIST ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

BRIAN LYNCH WINS TWO 2017 JAZZ JOURNALIST ASSOCIATION AWARDS (JJA):

* TRUMPETER OF THE YEAR* *RECORD OF THE YEAR*

Trumpeter Brian Lynch and Hollistic MusicWorks are proud to announce their double success in the 2017 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards, the winners of whom were announced on May 17th by the JJA. Lynch has been named Trumpeter Of The Year by the association, and his latest recording, the Grammy© Award nominated Madera Latino: A Latin Jazz Interpretation On The Music Of Woody Shaw was named Record Of The Year.

Winners of the 21st Annual Jazz Awards, celebrating 41 categories of excellence in music and music journalism, were determined by the two-stage voting of full JJA members — writers, broadcasters, photographers, videographers and other media professionals engaged in disseminating news and views of jazz.

Lynch stated after hearing the news of his awards: “I’m elated over this signal recognition of my work as a performer and recording artist by this prestigious organization. To receive a JJA Jazz Award is to be conferred a distinct and coveted honor. To receive two in the same year is almost beyond belief! I would like to dedicate these awards to the living and growing legacy of the great Black American musical genius Woody Shaw, whose time is coming closer every day as more musicians and listeners recognize the vital importance of his work to the continuation of this art; and to all independent artists like myself everywhere – as someone who many of us are missing very much right now once said, ‘yes we can!’”

JJA Record Of The Year Madera Latino explores the music of jazz innovator and master trumpeter Woody Shaw, a main influence on Lynch’s work as player and composer, through the lens of authentic Afro-Caribbean rhythm, framed by the loving treatment of his compositions in virtuosic Latin Jazz style by Lynch. It is also a heartfelt tribute to the genius of Shaw by a all star lineup of today’s top trumpeters: Lynch, Sean Jones, Dave Douglas, Diego Urcola, Michael Rodriguez, Etienne Charles, Josh Evans, and Philip Dizack, along with a truly mighty Latin Jazz rhythm section: percussionists Pedrito Martinez and Little Johnny Rivero, bassist Luques Curtis (all three integral to the success of Lynch’s 2006 CD Simpático, a Grammy@ Award winner in the Latin Jazz category), along with drummer Obed Calvaire, percussionist Anthony Carrillo, and pianist Zaccai Curtis.

See The EPK for Madera Latino here: https://youtu.be/jxPfVCA0puw

As a jazz trumpet star, Lynch’s career over the span of more than 35 years has been a notable one, dating back to long tenures with the Horace Silver Quintet and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the 1980s and early 1990’s and leading to epic collaborations straddling each side of the millennium with Latin/ Latin Jazz icon Eddie Palmieri and alto sax legend Phil Woods. Other artists in the jazz, Latin, and allied music fields that he has had significant associations with include Benny Golson, Hector LaVoe, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lila Downs, Charles McPherson, and Prince, among countless others. Throughout his career, Lynch has led his own bands, touring the US, Europe and Japan since the 1980s, and has also co-led ensembles with colleagues such as trombonist Conrad Herwig (notable for the Latin Side series of recordings).

After 17 albums as a leader on the Criss Cross, Sharp Nine, Ken, EWE, Z’oot Jazz, Nagel Heyer and Artist Share labels, Lynch established his own label, Hollistic MusicWorks, in 2010. Notable releases on HMW besides Madera Latino include his Downbeat 5 star rated Unsung Heroes series (201013) legendary drummer Killer Ray Appleton’s Naptown Legacy (2013) and Questioned Answer, a co-led project with rising piano star Emmet Cohen (2014). Hollistic MusicWorks’ new and upcoming releases for the balance of 2017 include pianist Rob Schneiderman’s Tone Twister, with Lynch, Ralph Moore, Gerald Cannon and Pete Van Nostrand; trumpeter Jared Hall’s Hallways, the first release in HMW’s Mentor Series showcasing emerging artists; and Lynch’s own Songbook Vol. 1, featuring Jim Snidero, Orrin Evans, Boris Kozlov, and Donald Edwards. For more information about Hollistic MusicWorks, see the label website at http://hollisticmusicworks.com.

Lynch is also active as an educator and is Professor Of Studio Music And Jazz at The Frost School Of Music, The University Of Miami. Other educational associations include Artist In Residence for the Wisconsin Conservatory Of Music’s Jazz Institute, and Artist In Residence and Director for Ensamble Tonica, Fundacion Tonica GDL, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Brian Lynch is a Yamaha Performing Artist and endorses Austin Custom Brass mouthpieces as well as the Lefreque Sound Bridge.

 

For more information about Brian Lynch along with his performing schedule, see his website at www.brianlynchjazz.com.

Kim Smith
public relations
ksmithpr@earthlink.net

 

2015 Holiday Sale On Everything!

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! “Black Friday”, etc. will be upon us any second now, and I’d like to do my part by letting you know about the sales happening on my Hollistic MusicWorks website & its associated Bandcamp site:

1) Everything is on sale in my Hollistic MusicWorks webstore! CDs, downloads (including play alongs) and my original compositions in small group and big band arrangements. Check it out at:
http://hollisticmusicworks.com/store/

2) The complete HMW is 30% off on the Bandcamp digital download site!
Use the code blackfriday_cybermonday15 at:
https://brianlynch.bandcamp.com/

This code is also good for digital downloads accessed through the Hollistic MusicWorks store.

Enjoy!

Brian Lynch/Hollistic MusicWorks
http://hollisticmusicworks.com

Site Updates In Process

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Hi All,

A short note to let you know that we have a lot of site updates in the works as we roll into the 2015 holiday season. Hold  tight and stay tuned!

  • Brian

HOLIDAY MADNESS – ALL HMW PRODUCTS 50% OFF!

Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Happy Holidays, all! To celebrate, Hollistic MusicWorks is slashing prices on their entire catalog of CDs, digital music downloads, and digital sheet music. Give the gift of music! – whether it’s one of our swinging selection of HMW CDs, including the new release “Questioned Answer” by the Brian Lynch/Emmet Cohen Quartet, or our digital music downloads (musicians, check out the play along versions of our Unsung Heroes project music, from the original tracks!), of both recordings and sheet music.

This incredible deal is only until Dec. 31, so order now at the Hollistic MusicWorks online store:
http://hollisticmusicworks.com/store/ . For digital music downloads, your holiday discount will be applied with this discount code from our Bandcamp site: happyholidays2014

You can access HMW’s digital music shop direct through our Bandcamp site https://brianlynch.bandcamp.com/ , or through the regular HMW site store. All digital downloads (music and sheet music) will be on sale through Jan. 10.

Enjoy!

Brian Lynch

Hollistic MusicWorks

Brian Lynch and Emmet Cohen’s “Questioned Answer” CD Out Now! CD Release Gigs In NYC and Area

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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We at Hollistic MusicWorks have some exciting news – the new CD by Brian Lynch in collaboration with new star pianist Emmet Cohen, Questioned Answer, is now available! The official release date is next Tuesday, October 28th, but you can already pick up a copy through Amazon or the Hollistic MusicWorks website (access through www.brianlynchjazz.com). There are two CD release events in New York City and environs coming right up, with more in the pipeline. First, the gigs, and below that information about the CD and how to buy. Hope to see you at one of the gigs!

Brian Lynch 
Hollistic MusicWorks

Brian Lynch and Emmet Cohen – Questioned Answer CD Release Events:

The Jazz Gallery NYC: Friday, October 31, 2014
Brian Lynch/Emmet Cohen Quartet presents the music from their new CD Questioned Answer (Hollistic MusicWorks)
Brian Lynch – trumpet; Emmet Cohen – piano; Russell Hall, bass; Mark Whitfield – drums
http://www.jazzgallery.org/

The Falcon, Marlboro, NY: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Brian Lynch/Emmet Cohen Duo celebrating the release of Questioned Answer (Hollistic MusicWorks)
http://www.liveatthefalcon.com/

Questioned Answer Available Now!

CD:

From the Hollistic MusicWorks website:
http://hollisticmusicworks.com/store/cds/brian-lynch-and-emmet-cohen-questioned-answer-cd/

From Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Questioned-Answer-Brian-Lynch-Quartet/dp/B00O6WXSGQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413971166&sr=8-1&keywords=brian+lynch+cohen

On digital:
Questioned Answer: https://brianlynch.bandcamp.com/album/questioned-answer
Questioned Answer – The Extra Tracks (eight extra tracks from the duo sessions) https://brianlynch.bandcamp.com/album/questioned-answer-the-extra-tracks

Brian Lynch / Emmet Cohen Quartet and Duo – Questioned Answer

Hollistic MusicWorks HMW 12 Street Date: Oct. 28, 2014

This intergenerational collaboration between Grammy© Award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch and new piano star on the modern jazz horizon Emmet Cohen combines new school excitement and exuberant swing, and is shaping up to be one of the must have discs for late 2014. In the quartet setting, joined by legendary drummer Billy Hart and master bassist Boris Kozlov, Lynch and Cohen present a program of their own searching and often epic original music, bridging traditional and contemporary sounds with virtuosity, passion and swinging aplomb. And as a duo, they essay and recast jazz classics and standards (both classic and contemporary) with warmth, intelligence and lack of cliche, often journeying into uncharted territory only bound by their searching imagination and desire to swing.

The musical lock between Lynch and Cohen has roots that go beyond the work they’ve put in towards crafting a distinctive sound in both quartet and duo formats. Their common ground in committing to grounded, yet contemporary and uncliched playing and composing, combined with the mixture of Lynch’s magisterial command and Cohen’s poised beyond his years musicality, has resulted in a original and compelling group sound tailored for the contemporary listener.