Brian Lynch photo by Tomoji Hirakata
$12 general / $8 students
The Grammy Award-winning New York trumpeter, whose Latin-drenched sound has graced Phil Woods and Eddie Palmieri projects as well as his own bands, is guest artist with the Edmonds-Woodway band, which under the direction of Jake Bergevin is a four-time finalist at the Essentially Ellington Competition in New York. (Presented by Edmonds-Woodway High School Music Boosters.)
Edmonds-Woodway High School Music Boosters present the EWHS Jazz Band with special guest, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch. Edmonds-Woodway, under the direction of Jake Bergevin, has distinguished itself as a thriving community of jazz musicians, establishing Edmonds itself as a jazz town. The intimate theater at Edmonds-Woodway High School boasts a prime location and a promise for a great night of live music.
Brian Lynch, an honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies – Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet – brings to his music an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. He has received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and straight-ahead master Phil Woods, and has also been a valued collaborator with jazz artists Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson; Latin music icons Héctor LaVoe and Lila Downs; and pop luminaries including Prince.
A four-time finalist in the Essentially Ellington competition, the EWHS Jazz Band has also received Gold Commendations at the Loyola Jazz Festival in New Orleans, and is a regular participant in Starbucks’ annual Hot Java Cool Jazz. Graduates have attended such prestigious colleges as Berklee College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and USC Thornton School of Music.