The Brian Lynch “Unsung Heroes” Project
Performing the music from Brian Lynch’s acclaimed (5 star rating in Downbeat Magazine) Unsung Heroes recording project. Classic yet fresh, the band’s book includes newly discovered compositions by under- appreciated trumpet masters such as Louis Smith, Tommy Turrentine, and Idrees Sulieman, along with Lynch’s originals in tribute to these unsung heroes. The multigenerational band, in quintet or sextet formats, mix established figures (alto sax star Vincent Herring and veteran pianist Rob Schneiderman) and top up and comers on the New York scene (tenor saxist Alex Hoffman, bassist David Wong, and drummer Peter Van Nostrand). This band’s special chemistry and playing affinity has been noted in both recording and performance. For special situations, a variant of the band can be put together with an “all star” rhythm section (preferred: Peter Washington and Louis Nash).
Some Recent Performances:
Jazz At Five, Madison WI (August 2011)
Amazonas Jazz Festival, Manauas, Brazil (July 2011)
The Jazz Estate, Milwaukee WI (June 2011)
Zinc Bar, NYC (December 2010)
Jazz Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia (special guest: Donald Harrison) (March 2010)
For more information about Brian’s “Unsung Heroes” project, check out the Unsung Heroes page on HollisticMusicWorks.com.