Musical Artist, Educator, Clinician, Music Director, Arranger, Composer
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Arthur Satyan - one of the most important and influential jazz musicians in the region. Coming in 1996 to open the biggest in the area Casino du Liban with Three Wheel Drive band he sets the beginning of serious jazz scene in Lebanon. Dean of Jazz Department and Professor of Classical Piano at the Lebanese National Conservatory of Music since 1998, he taught, influenced and inspired almost every jazz musician. Performed with many international stars and jazz giants like Larry Coryell, Charles Davis, Ray Vega, Ed Cherry, Joe Lee Wilson, just to name few. The quality of Arthur's arrangements, compositions and piano-playing has raised eyebrows among visiting stars Ahmad Jamal, Zakir Hussain, Steve Potts, etc...He is first to seriously introduce, spread the word and keep alive the teachings of great beboppers Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Monk, Barry Harris in the region, where oriental music and so called 'oriental jazz' are still dominating. 'Arthur Satyan Trio' was starting base/school for many young musicians. ------
'He is the pianist that Jazz stars like Larry Coryell, John Hicks and Sonny Fortune came to Beirut eager to hear and play with. Recently listening to him were smiling, approving and applauding Ahmad Jamal and Zakir Hussain.' - by Jack Gregg
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll was host Marian McPartland's second guest during the first season of Piano Jazz. Thirty years later, Carroll makes a return appearance to reminisce with her friend about their experiences at the Hickory House and the Oak Room. Carroll gives a charming performance of "Very Early" and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of her guest.
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.