Lynne Arriale

Lynne Arriale
Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Piano
Years active 1993–present
Labels DMP, Motéma Music

Lynne Arriale is an American pianist, composer and bandleader.[1]

Musical career

Arriale is currently Professor of Jazz Studies and Director of Small Ensembles at the University of North Florida.[2]

Her albums as leader have charted on Billboard and on 'Best of' lists, including The New Yorker and United Press International. She has toured throughout the U.S., Canda, Europe, and Scandinavia, and has performed with Randy Brecker, George Mraz, Benny Golson, Rufus Reid, and and Marian McPartland.

Arriale has been featured on the PBS Profile of a Recording Artist and on multiple NPR programs, including Weekend Edition, Jazz Set, Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland; and in Billboard, Down Beat, JazzTimes, JAZZIZ, BBC Magazine, and the London Times. Her live media appearances include NPR's Jazz Piano Christmas – Live from The Kennedy Center, and radio and TV interviews throughout the U.S., U.K., and Europe.

She has served as a faculty member of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, the Thelonious Monk Institute in Aspen, and clinics and workshops worldwide. She has adjudicated the Montreux Jazz Competition, American Pianists Association Fellowship Awards, The Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Competition, and the Jacksonville Piano Competition.

Awards and honors



As guest


  1. 1 2 Cook, Richard (2005). Richard Cook's Jazz Encyclopedia. London: Penguin Books. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-141-00646-3.
  2. "UNF - COAS: Music - Faculty". Retrieved 2016-06-16.
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