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Jeff Lorber & Grace Kelly at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild

Where

Manchester Craftsmen's Guild
1815 Metropolitan Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Map
412-322-0800

When

Fri, November 9, 2018
9:30 pm

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Musicians

Jeff Lorber
Jeff Lorber

keyboard

Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly

sax, alto

About

Trailblazing pianist, composer, producer, and bandleader Jeff Lorber is a consummate artist who continues to push himself to new plateaus. There is a palpable energy when Lorber talks about his creative process. “I really love writing, recording and performing. I don’t look at this as work,” confides the pianist. “I’d much rather have some playing that has a ‘vibe’ over something that doesn’t but is more technically perfect. A true clinician, Lorber has made it a point to study the long line of modern jazz pianists since 1945. “Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea have been major influences but I had to go back and try to figure out who they listened to and were inspired by,” says Lorber. “Some of these icons that come to mind are Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner and Bud Powell.” He adds, "I also can't forget all of the pianists who played with Miles Davis such as Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Tommy Flanagan and Horace Silver.”...

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MCG Jazz uploaded this event on August 30, 2018

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