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Art Lande, a great jazz pianist and a Grammy nominee in San Miguel!

By Antonio Lozoya

Next Wednesday, March 6, at the Teatro Ángela Peralta at 7:30 pm, one of the most important figures in the field of improvisation in jazz will be sharing his music — the great pianist and a Grammy nominee, Art Lande.

Art Lande, jazz pianist
Wed, Mar 6, 7:30pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta

Born in New York City, pianist and drummer Art Lande has been a fount of creativity throughout his long and multifaceted career. Lande grew up in Long Island and started studying piano at age four; he attended Williams College, then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1969. During the early 1970s, Lande played in a jazz quintet with bassist Steve Swallow, and from 1973 to 1986 he recorded for ECM with his group Rubisa Patrol and with saxophonist Jan Garbarek, bassist Gary Peacock and multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless (Oregon). In addition, Lande has played with a host of jazz luminaries over the years, including trumpeter Chet Baker, bassist Charlie Haden, trumpeter Woody Shaw and saxophonists Joe Henderson and Ravi Coltrane. Altogether, Lande has appeared on over 70 albums and composed over 250 songs, plus collaborated with a broad range of dancers, visual artists and poets, including Beat legend Allen Ginsberg.

In addition to Lande’s prolific recording and performing career, he is a masterful jazz educator. He has taught in a wide variety of settings, including several European schools, the Cornish College of the Arts, Naropa University and the University of Colorado Boulder, and he counts among his students notables such as pianists Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner and Myra Melford. Since 1987, Lande has been based in Boulder, Colorado, where he is helping raise the next generation of musicians. Many of Art´s students say, “if you’re in Colorado, take some lessons with Art Lande. Seriously.”

In his recordings, performances and classes, Lande combines an incisive, wide-ranging musical knowledge with an openhearted approach to music and musical relationships. His generous spirit is reflected in his sound, which cheerfully evades all boundaries and welcomes all listeners.

He will be joined by Victor Monterrubio on drums and Antonio Lozoya on bass. Don’t miss this wonderful concert! Tickets at the Teatro Ángela Peralta’s box office: 200 and 100 pesos.


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