Brian Lynch

Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-4886
Address:
Foster Practice Building 5509 San Amaro Dr
Room 306B
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

 
About

About Me

Quote

I strive to share the knowledge and understanding that I’ve gained from a long career, one that’s been blessed by close proximity to the legends and many incredible music making experiences, with my students and the FROST community as we journey together into the heart of music.”

Biography

Brian Lynch is the Studio Instructor of Jazz Trumpet at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC Department Of Studio Music And Jazz, and the Director of the Brian Lynch Artist Ensemble. In addition, Professor Lynch directs other ensembles in the Studio Music And Jazz program, including the Art Blakey and Horace Silver ensembles.

Professor Lynch is a Grammy© Award recipient and he brings an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience to his teaching as well as his music. An honored graduate of two of the jazz world’s most distinguished academies, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Horace Silver Quintet, he received wide acclaim during his long tenures with Latin jazz legend Eddie Palmieri and jazz master Phil Woods. He has been a valued collaborator with jazz artists such as Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Charles McPherson, Latin music icons as diverse as Hector LaVoe and Lila Downs, and pop luminaries such as Prince. As a bandleader and recording artist he has released over 20 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his distinctive composing and arranging, and he continues to tour the world with various ensembles, a reflection of the wide sweep of his music.

Voted Trumpeter Of The Year and recipient of the Record Of The Year Award by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2017, Professor Lynch’s talents have also been recognized by top placements in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls (#3 Trumpet, Critics Poll) as well as feature stories and highly rated reviews for his work in the New York Times, Jazz Times, and Downbeat. He has received multiple Grammy Award nominations -- the latest in 2016 for his Madera Latino project -- and garnered a Grammy win in 2006 for Best Latin Jazz Album. He is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer.

Professor Lynch’s independent record label, Hollistic MusicWorks, has released a series of critically acclaimed recordings under his name since its inception in 2010, including the Grammy Award nominated Madera Latino (2016), Questioned Answer (2014), and the Unsung Heroes series of recordings (2011-13), the latter of which were awarded a 5 star “masterpiece” rating by Downbeat magazine. Professor Lynch also released seventeen albums as a leader between 1987 and 2010 on the Criss Cross, Ken, Sharp Nine, Cellar Live, Nagel Heyer, EWE, Zoo’t Jazz, Artist Share, and Venus recording labels. Professor Lynch’s discography as a featured artist and sideman includes over 200 recordings, including nine albums with Eddie Palmieri, thirteen albums as part of the Phil Woods Quintet, and three albums with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, all of which feature his contributions as arranger, composer, and featured soloist. Other notable recordings include albums with Prince, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Issac Delgado, Donald Harrison, George Russell, Tito Puente, and many other artists representing diverse genres of Jazz, Latin, and popular music.  Professor Lynch has also arranged and produced for numerous artists, including Lila Downs, Conrad Herwig (the Latin Side series of albums), Mondo Grosso, and Yerba Buena.

Professor Lynch has conducted clinics, workshops, and residencies the world over, including at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Harvard University, Dartmouth University, Michigan State University, Senzoku University (Japan), Yamaha Artist Services (Taipei and Moscow), and the Rotterdam Codarts University. He has been Artist In Residence for the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Institute (2010-present) and Artistic Director of Ensamble Tonica (Guadalajara, Mexico), Before joining the faculty at the FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Professor Lynch was on the faculty of New York University from 2003 to 2011. He has also taught at the Prinz Claus Conservatorium (Netherlands) as Visiting Professor (2002-07), Long Island University, and The New School.

Professor Lynch’s degrees include a Masters of Music from New York University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance from the Wisconsin Conservatory Of Music.

Websites

www.brianlynchjazz.com
http://hollisticmusicworks.com

Career

Honors & Acknowledgements

Professional Experience


Career Highlights

  • Has conducted numerous clinics, workshops, and residencies
  • Artist In Residence for the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s Jazz Institute (2010-present) and Artistic Director of Ensamble Tonica (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • arranged and produced for numerous artists, including Lila Downs, Conrad Herwig (the Latin Side series of albums), Mondo Grosso, and Yerba Buena 

Honors, Awards & Competitions

  • Multiple Grammy Award nominations
  • Grammy win in 2006 for Best Latin Jazz Album
  • Recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, and Meet The Composer
  • Voted 2017 Trumpeter Of The Year and recipient of 2017 Record Of The Year award by Jazz Journalists Association
  • Top placements in the Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls (#3 Trumpet, Critics Poll)
  • 5 star “masterpiece” rating by Downbeat magazine

Recordings (by release date)

  • Madera Latino (2016) - Grammy Award Nominee
  • Questioned Answer (2014)
  • Unsung Heroes Vol. 2 (2013)
  • Unsung Heroes (2011) - 5 star “masterpiece” rating by Downbeat magazine
  • Conclave Vol. 2 (2011)
  •  Bolero Nights For Billie Holiday (2009)
  • Simpático – The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project (2006) – Grammy Award Winner
  • Spheres Of Influence Suite (2005)
  • Conclave (2005)
  • Que Viva Coltrane – Conrad Herwig & Brian Lynch (2004)
  • Brian Lynch Meets Bill Charlap  (2003)
  • Fuchsia/Red (2003)
  • 24/7 (2003)
  • Do That Make You Mad? – Brian Lynch/Tomonao Hara Quintet (2002)
  • Tribute To The Trumpet Masters (2000)
  • Spheres Of Influence (1997)
  • Keep Your Circle Small (1995)
  • At The Main Event (1993)
  • In Process (1991)
  • Back Room Blues (1990)
  • Peer Pressure (1987)
  • Featured artist and sideman on over 200 recordings, including nine albums with Eddie Palmieri, thirteen albums as part of the Phil Woods Quintet, and three albums with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
  • Albums with Prince, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Issac Delgado, Donald Harrison, George Russell, Tito Puente, Conrad Herwig (2 Grammy nominations), Yerba Buena, John Beasley.

Compositions

recorded composition

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  • C.K.’s Bossa (1979)
  • Change Of Plan (1981)
  • In Process (1982)
  • Back Room Blues (1983)
  • ‘Nother Never (1984)
  • Tribute To Blue (1985)
  • Peer Pressure (1986)
  • One For Mogie (1986)
  • Green Is Mean (1987)
  • Silent Conversation (1987)
  • The New Arrival (1988)
  • Back In The Day (1988)
  • Byrdflight (1988)
  • Chandek’s Den (1989)
  • Chippin’In (1989)
  • Blues For Cramer St. (1989)
  • The Trifle (1989)
  • D.T.M.Y.M (1990)
  • Blues For Woody And Khalid (1991)
  • At The Main Event (1991)
  • Dance the Way U Want To (1991)
  • Keep Your Circle Small (1994)
  • Palmieri’s Mood (1994)
  • Clairevoyance (1995)
  • Lukeman (1996)
  • Jamaica Silver (1996)
  • Bus Stop Serenade (1999)
  •  Woody Shaw (1999)
  • Tom Harrell (1999)
  • J.B’s Dilemma (1999)
  • ^ One For Marissa (1999)
  • ^ Sleep Study (1999)
  • Charles Tolliver (2000)
  • 24/7 (2000)
  • Fucshia/Red (2000)
  • ^ Scrutiny Suite (2000)
  • Across The Bridge (2000)
  • String Quartet (2000-2002)
  • Marissa’s Mood (2001)
  • Opening Up (2001)
  • Four Moods For Brass Quintet (2001)
  • 210 Centre St. (2002)
  • Afinque (2002)
  • Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano (2002)
  • The Magmillion Caper (2002)
  • Regaining Focus (2003)
  • Roditisamba (2003)
  • Blues For Gilad (2003)
  • Before The First Cup (2003)
  • On The Dot (2003)
  • Cory’s Strut (2003)
  • Mysteries Of Travel (2003)
  • Magenta’s Waltz (2003)
  • Further Arrivals (2003)
  • Awe Shocks (2003)
  • Shekere Agent Man (2003) with Eddie Palmieri
  • ^ Shades Of Hope (2004)
  • ^ Axial Tilt (2004)
  • ^ The Story Of Continuance (2004)
  • ^ Afinidad De Filin (2004)
  • ^ Peregrination (2004)
  • ^ Cause And Effect (2004)
  • ^ The Palmieri Effect (2005)
  • Que Seria La Vida (2005) with Lila Downs
  • Guajira Dubois (2005)
  • Jazz Impromptu (2005)
  • Slippery (2005) with Eddie Palmieri
  • Jazzucar (2005) with Eddie Palmieri
  • Tema Para Marissa (2005) with Eddie Palmieri
  • Freehands (2005) with Eddie Palmieri
  • Descarga #7 (2005)
  • Descarga On Palmieri Themes (2005)
  • E.P’s Minor Plea (2008)
  • The Downside Of Upspeak (2010)
  • With A Single Step (2010)
  • One For Armida (2010)
  • Africa My Land (2011)
  • Cambios (2012)
  • Buddy (2012)
  • Questioned Answer (2012)
  • Madera Latino Suite (2012)