FALMOUTH, MA—The Alan Broadbent Trio will close out the Woods Hole Jazz Summer Series at Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth on Sunday, August 25, from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm.
The New-Zealand born pianist, composer, and arranger took home his first Grammy Award for an orchestral arrangement of “When I Fall In Love” for Natalie Cole’s second video with her famous father. He took home his second for an orchestral accompaniment written for the incomparable jazz pianist and singer Shirley Horn. He’s also received two Grammy nominations as a soloist and with his jazz trio for best instrumental performances with music giants Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, and Keith Jarrett.
Broadbent’s career has been on fire ever since he began his career as a pianist and arranger for Woody Herman’s band. Since then, Diana Krall asked him to conduct her “Live in Paris” DVD and Glenn Frey had him arrange all the strings for his “After Hours” CD. And, when you listen to Sir Paul McCartney’s “Kisses on the Bottom” with the London Symphony, six sensational string arrangements are courtesy of Broadbent, too.
Broadbent’s collaborated with too many stars on too many albums to mention, including his own. The Jazz Times called his 2017 CD, “Developing Story,” with the London Metropolitan Orchestra at Abbey Road “the high point of his career to date.” In April, the trio--Broadbent (piano), Harvie S (bass) and Billy Mintz (drums)--released their latest CD, “New York Note.”
AllAboutJazz.com once raved this “brilliantly understated trio…[make] magic in their own sweet way…no-fuss music, made by exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled craftsmen.”
Tickets are $40/$35 for Highfield members. Seating is limited. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit highfieldhall.org or call 508.495.1878. Highfield Hall & Gardens is located at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth.