Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tonight, Cecilia Coleman live in NYC!

Join us for Cecilia Coleman’s Swingin’ Quintet with guest vocalist Miss Gail Allen on Tuesday, April 22 when they return to Jazz Tuesdays in the Gillespie Auditorium at the New York City Bahá'í Center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway). The Quintet features Dave Smith on Trumpet, Peter Brainin on Tenor Sax, Tim Givens on Bass and Jeff Brillinger on Drums with very special guest vocalist Miss Gail Allen. There will be two shows at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

Artistic, talented, dedicated - these are but three of the many attributes that describe pianist, composer and bandleader Cecilia Coleman. A native of Long Beach, CA and resident of New York, Coleman began to play piano at age 5 and at age 15 began to study jazz piano. She is a potent pianist capable of performances that are both exciting and moving. She has developed into an exceptional composer whose distinctive, varied pieces reflect where jazz has been and where it is going.

Coleman has led her own group since 1990 when she formed a trio with bassist Eric Von Essen and drummer Kendall Kay. In 1993 her quintet was formed. In addition to numerous club appearances such as Jax Bar & Grill (Glendale), the infamous Chadney's (Burbank) and the Jazz Bakery (Culver City), Coleman has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Telluride Jazz Festival and the New Mexico Jazz Workshop. With the Quintet, Coleman has gone on to substantial acclaim in the Los Angeles Jazz scene and beyond.

She has six CD's out as a leader: "The Impostor", "Higher Standards", "Home", "Young & Foolish" , "Words of Wisdom" and the very recently released “Images”. She is also on three recordings of The American Jazz Institute headed by Mark Masters which feature Lee Konitz, Billy Harper, Jack Montrose, Ray Drummond, Tim Hagans and Gary Smulyan plus many more.

“Coleman’s music is steeped in the classic, hard-edged Blue Note sound of the early ‘60s, but she’s no retread.” - Brandt Reiter

Admission is 15.00, $10.00 for students.
Tickets will be sold at the door, or call 212-222-5159 for reservations and information.

Jazz Tuesdays
in the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium
The New York Baha'i Center
53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway)
Two shows: 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

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