Join PLS Trio and Amanda Addleman Band for an afternoon video shoot in the beautiful Italian countryside in Reggio Emilia. This will be an afternoon of modern jazz not to be missed filled with special guests from all over the world.
The event is all ages and free of charge with a suggested donation of 10€. Please feel free to BYOB and any snacks you would like.
Order of Performances:
Lee Dynes Trio
Amanda Addleman Band
Lee Dynes is a guitarist, oudist, composer and educator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His style is one that is a product of his many interests and influences with a sophisticated understanding of the mechanics and techniques of the guitar.
For the majority of his career, Dynes has dedicated himself to the study of jazz music and is steeped in the language and traditions of the American artform. As an Ohio native, Dynes possesses a deep knowledge of Bluegrass, Country and Old-Time music that he has played with his father since he was young. Since moving to the Bay Area, Dynes has pursued many musical interests including Indian music on a self-crafted fretless guitar and Arabic, Persian and Turkish music on the oud. Through the immersion and performance of the different traditions and cultures, Dynes's own compositions are a true mingling of styles spoken through the language of jazz. Currently Dynes is involved in a number of projects that reflect his eclectic and varied tastes. He is the founder and guitarist of the self-titled Lee Dynes Trio and released his debut album, "Pathways," in 2015. Dynes is the lead guitarist in the Amanda Addleman Band and has appeared on the forthcoming album release, "Into the Light." He plays oud regularly with Arabic music group, Aswat Ensemble, and with artists such as Van Ahn Vo and Nurdan Civi's Alaturca Connection.
Addleman’s musical approach is one well-steeped in a reverence for the traditions of great jazz singers and instrumentalists of the last century, yet her sound represents an informed departure from the tropes and fixations of earlier generations of improvisational musicians. Addleman's style fuses the spirit of contemporary folk, rock, and pop composition and performance with a cohesive sound and a fluidity through genres. For this special concert, she will be joined by Bay Area guitarist, Lee Dynes, New York bassist, Marty Fowler and international drummer, Shawn Crowder.
Born on September 22nd 1983 in Castelnovo ne’ Monti (RE), Italy, he starts to study trumpet at the age of 8 at ‘Istituto Musicale Pareggiato Claudio Merulo’ in Castelnovo ne’ Monti. After receiving the Classical Trumpet Degree in 2002 he started the professional career, while studying Engineering at ‘Universita’ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia’. During these years he wins the Audition for the ‘Youth Orchestra Arturo Toscanini’ in Parma and he plays in several Opera Companies all around Italy, playing in the major Italian theaters. In 2008 he receives a Scholarship for the prestigious Berklee College of Music of Boston (USA). He graduates in 2011 with a Degree in Professional Music. While at Berklee he wins the “Al Natale Brass Scholarship” and “B.A.S Scholarship” for Academic value and he plays in the major bands of the school, like Phil Wilson’s “Rainbow Big Band” and Greg Hopkins’ “Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra”. After the Degree he decides to move back to his country and in 2012 he starts teaching Jazz at the Conservatory ‘Istituto Musicale Pareggiato Claudio Merulo’ in Castelnovo ne’ Monti. In june 2013 he is one of the finalists of the prestigious International Jazz Competition “Premio Internazionale Massimo Urbani”, held in Camerino, Italy. In 2015 he records his first album as a leader, entitled “Now and then”.
He has played with important artists such as:
Eliel Lazo (Danish Grammy Award Winner 2011), Michael McDonald, Joe Arroyo. Vinicio Capossela, Mariko Awada (Columbia Nippon), Ludmilla Stefanikova ( Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Records), Creative Music Front (Groove Master Records), Calixto Oviedo, Tom Kirkpatrick. He has played in venues and Festivals in Italy, Europe, Usa, India.
PLS.trio - pianist Pier Luigi Salami, bassist Martin D Fowler, and drummer Shawn Crowder - lies somewhere in between Northern European jazz and American contemporary jazz, bringing forth a highly energetic and deeply melodious mixture of modern jazz and electronic elements.Tapping musical sophistication and tech savvy to lead their artistic toolkit, the group's focus on melody carries the listener along on a journey drawn from experiences of blazing through city streets and car horns of the trio’s native New York, all the way to landscapes reminiscent of sunny, mid-western countryside fields. With influences spanning from minimal and ambient music to hard-pumping dance music and bombastic rock styles, PLS.trio creates a blend which, while defying easy categorization, is compelling, distinctive, and oddly familiar. After the release of a self-titled EP in 2011, a European and USA tour in 2015, and other performances around the world, the trio released their first full-length album "East River" in February 2015. Highly acclaimed by press and critics, East River fully represents PLS.trio’s aesthetic mission—to redefine non-lyrical music to resonate with and speak to a wide variety of audiences, while preserving the narrative aspect of live improvised music. The album has received a nomination for best Debut Album and best New Release in the 2015 NPR Jazz Critics Poll.