Program Notes – Gold Coast Jazz Series May 8, 2024

Brian Lynch Quintet

Brian Lynch – trumpet, flugelhorn, leader 

Marcus Strickland – tenor saxophone

Martin Bejerano – piano

Chuck Bergeron – bass

Jacob Smith – drums

Welcome to the show! Tonight’s performance with this wonderful all-star band will feature a program taken from albums released or upcoming on my Hollistic MusicWorks label. A plurality comes from the two albums released to date in my Songbook series, where I reclaim my original compositions released on other labels throughout my career in new and improved renditions. Selections from my “Unsung Heroes” project, saluting under appreciated trumpeters that have influenced me, and music from two upcoming releases (my 7x7by7 project, out in late summer, and an upcoming big band continuation of the Songbook series) round out tonight’s program. 

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Brian Lynch & Hollistic MusicWorks News April 2023

Once again, I’m starting out a newsletter with the “it’s been quite a while since…” bit! All too often, I hardly have the time to even do anything worth talking about, much less talk (or write) about it. All the same, there are some things that have been happening or are about to happen that keep my vibe up – and are perhaps worthy of your notice.

MY APRIL IN PERFORMANCE AND GUEST TEACHING
I’m looking forward to getting out on the road and playing my music in a variety of contexts, including my first West Coast dates as a leader for a number of years. I’m also drawing on my exhaustive (and sometimes exhausting) experience teaching this music along the way during this run in various coaching and masterclass situations.

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New Brian Lynch & Spheres Of Influence Album Out Aug. 12th – Songbook Vol. 2: Dance The Way U Want To

Hi All! In the midst of the sweltering days of summer, I am happy to announce the release this coming Friday, August 12th of my new album, Songbook Vol. 2: Dance The Way U Want To on Hollistic MusicWorks.

Dance The Way U Want To continues my Songbook project of reclaiming my original compositions recorded on various labels for my own Hollistic MusicWorks imprint.

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