Headliners: Kirk Whalum Grammy award winner Saxophonist is an American jazz saxophonist and songwriter. He toured with Whitney Houston for more than seven years and soloed on her hit single "I Will Always Love You", the best-selling single by a female artist in music history.
Kekio Matsui Grammy award winner - Keiko Matsui, is a Japanese keyboardist and composer, specializing in smooth jazz and New-age music known for her crossover mix of smooth jazz, fusion, and new-age music, Japan's Keiko Matsui is an internationally acclaimed pianist and composer and has played all over the world.
Every now and then, we’re given another opportunity to get to know a musical artist at a deeper level – to get a clearer glimpse of the creative force within, and the ways in which it’s manifested in the aural world.
Such is the case today with Neamen Lyles, the young saxophonist whose second album now makes its way into the marketplace of musical ideas. As you come to know this rising smooth jazz artist and hear his latest recorded output, you genuinely, deeply appreciate where he came from and where he’s headed. And, if you’re looking for validation of that appreciation, a glance at his record of accomplishments and associations over the past half dozen years provides it in ample measure. Accomplishments and associations: Recordings and performances with the likes of Jeff Lorber, Rick Braun, Mel Brown, and Mindi Abair. Shared concert billings with Dave Koz, Jay Soto, Greg Karrukas, and others. No slackers in those lists.
The Arsen Nalbandian Trio -
Many music mavens, jazz fans, or otherwise know of American jazz legends like Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, but a new generation of artists is bringing refreshing new talent to the genre. From the breakout success of artists like Emmet Chen and Robert, Glasoer to up-and-coming talents like pianist Arsen Nalbandian. Jazz pianist and
producer Arsen may not be your typical jazz musician, considering his fusion of styles like Oscar Peterson and Bill Evens, yet his deft merging of styles makes him stand out among his contemporaries.
WHO IS ARSEN?
Arsen Nalbandian is a self-taught jazz pianist, composer, and educator. Over the course of the past 5 years, he has worked with numerous figureheads of the jazz community in Arizona such as Mike Kocour, Andrew Gross, Eric Rasmussen, Ben Hedquist, and others. Through these experiences along with his devotion to studying and transcribing the masters of this music, such as Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson, he has developed a unique musical personality that is steeped in the tradition, while also adding a hint of modern elements.
Doors Open at noon / Show starts at 1pm
Event Schedule -
12pm: Doors Open
1 - 1:45pm: The Arsen Nalbandian Trio
2 - 2:45pm: Neamen Lyles
3pm - end of show: Keiko Matsui & Kirk Whalum
For Ticket information https://r-entertainment.com/ Producers by R-Entretainment
Co-International Jazz Day AZ Foundation