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November 26, 2012To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jim@jazzpromoservices.com
www.jazzpromoservices.com

 

Bob ArthursUpcoming Live AppearancesTuesday, November 27th, 2012
Elements Food & Spirits

The Bob Arthurs Jazz Trio
with Bob on trumpet and vocals; Steve LaMattina, guitar; Lou Stelluti, bass. – 6:30 – 9:00 PM
161 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains NY 10601 USA
914 358-4930 [map]

Price: No Cover No Minimum
Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Somethin’ Jazz Club

Bob Arthurs Jazz Quintet
with special guest Ted Brown – 7:00 – 8:45 PM
212 East 52nd Street, between 2nd & 3rd Ave. (3rd Floor) New York City NY 10022
(212) 371-7657 [map]

Price: $10 cover, $10 minimum

This is a rare appearance by an all-star group of musicians.
Please come by. (Parking opens up at 7:00 PM in the neighborhood.)
Bob Arthurs, trumpet; the legendary Ted Brown, tenor sax; Jon Easton, piano;
Joe Solomon, bass; Barbara Merjan, Drums.
New CD
Bob Arthurs & Steve LaMattina
“Jazz for Svetlana”

 

 

The making of our new CD, “Jazz for Svetlana” was a labor of love for all concerned.  The guitarist Steve LaMattina and I have been playing together off and on for about ten years. Our good friend Svetlana, who is a wonderful classical pianist, really loved hearing Steve and I play as a duo without an accompanying rhythm section.  She also kept telling her husband Yuri how much she loved our music.  Yuri decided to give her a very special surprise birthday present.  He called me one day and said that he would like to produce a duo album of Steve and myself.  All he wanted was the first CD to give to Svetlana for her birthday.  After that he said we could promote and sell the album wherever and however we wanted.
So here we are.  The CD has been well received by everyone who has gotten an advance copy.  It was a pleasure to record.  All tracks were done in one take to make sure we maintained a spontaneous feel throughout, and we’re happy to report that Svetlana loved her birthday present.
Artists’ Bio:

Bob Arthurs is a jazz trumpet player, vocalist, and music educator.  He has been playing professionally for over four decades.  He has performed throughout the New York area as well as in Belgium, Holland, Russia and Japan.  He has played with such musicians as Lee Konitz, Warren Vache, Larry Coryell, Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Wayne, Tal Farlowe, Bill Brow, Carmen Leggio, Sal Mosca, Ted Brown and Warne Marsh.  He is a founding member of the Tristan Quartet which can be heard on his Zinnia Records CD, “Notes From the Underground.”  Bob was on the faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester from 1972-2005.  From 1990-2005 Bob served as the Conservatory’s Dean of Students and Faculty and head of the school’s Jazz Department. Steve LaMattina began playing guitar at an early age and became a protege of jazz luminary Barry Galbraith.  He has performed throughout the New York area with his own groups and as a member of countless others.  His latest CD’s are “Cocktails for Three” with Carmen Leggio, and “Shades of Brown”, with Ted Brown and Dennis Irwin. Steve is also a teacher, and in addition to his own private practice he was a faculty member of the Music Conservatory of Westchester from 1980-2007.

Commenting on Bob’s playing on his “Notes From the Underground” CD, Jon Morgan at Cadence Magazine said: “…fantastic synthesis of spare, articulate lines, supple lyricism and masterful technique, with a concentrated approach that sounds thoughtful without being overly cerebral.  In an ideal world, a player of Arthurs’ caliber wouldn’t be overlooked.”

Artist Websites:  www.bobarthursmusic.com


CD release date:  January  22, 2013

Artist itinerary:
Tues Nov 27, Bob Arthurs Jazz Trio at Elements, White Plains, NY
Thurs Dec 13, Bob Arthurs Jazz Quintet with Ted Brown, Somethin Jazz Club, E. 52nd St. NYC

SEE BOB’S WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE DETAILS OF ABOVE PERFORMANCES

 

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CD available from www.bobarthursmusic.com, CDbaby.com, and iTunes.

 

 

 

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