Art Lande's Concert Itinerary

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August 20, 2017

An Amy Biondo house concert in South Boulder.

Art Lande (piano)
Gonzalo Teppa (bass)
Dru Heller (drums)

Flex is a band formed in 2017 that embodies flexibility, flexion of muscle and mind, the reflex of heart and mood, and the inflection of a wide range of musical influences. Featuring pianist Art Lande, bassist Gonzalo Teppa, and drummer Dru Heller, the group embraces the myriad of possible textures and colors available to this time-honored instrumentation.

The bass takes over the theme in an arco fashion, a drum solo appears at an unexpected moment, forms are suspended or changed at will, a quiet piece gets funky or becomes a 5/4 for salsa dance. Each band member is ready to bring his musical wishes to the table at any moment, and the group embraces and commits to the new direction.

The repertoire of the band includes compositions from its members, arrangements of jazz standards, open improvisations, and tunes called-out or arrived-at that the ensemble has never playing together before. So there is an atmosphere of innovation and tradition.

Come and listen, take the ride, and flex your sensual, personal and musical consciousness with us -- we invite to share in our band's joyful, energetic spirit. And … resist the Eel Panda!

Suggested donation: $15
7:00 pm
House concerts are by invitation only. To request your invitation and receive venue information, Email Amy at amybiondo@artlande.com or call/text 720-936-2517 and indicate
   - the number of people in your party
   - your email/phone/contact info.

August 24, 2017

TAJ, tim art and josh


Tim Wendel - (guitar)
Art Lande - (piano)
Josh Reed - (trumpet)

TAJ was created in 2016 by Tim Wendel, Art Lande, and Josh Reed in order to play new, challenging, original music. Exploring beauty, complexity, and the possibilities inherent in the guitar, piano, and trumpet, this band offers each musician the opportunity to play any and all musical roles. This shifting of roles and opportunities is fun to listen to, and the flexibility and communication needed to make it work bring the music into the present moment and away from the jazz conventions in traditional formats with bass and drums. This Colorado trio has roots in New York and Philadelphia, and spans 40 years of life and musical experience. Each player has an original voice and the band has a unique sound, content, and improvisational approach.

Dazzle @Baur's

1512 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
6:30 pm, 1 Set in the Gallery Room
Admission: $12
Admission to this performance AND Rico Jones at 8:30: $20 (GA)

August 24, 2017

Rico Jones Quintet - Dazzle @Baurs

Rico Jones - (sax, compositions)
Art Lande - (piano)
Gabe Mervine - (trumpet)
Bill McCrossen - (bass)
Paul Romaine - (drums)

Two Artful gigs at the same place in one evening!

Dazzle @Baur's
1512 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
8:30 pm
Admission: $10 - $20 (Tier 3, GA, Tier 1)
Admission to this performance AND TAJ at 6:30: $20

August 26, 2017

Emily Takahashi Quintet - Not Spoken CD Release Concert

not spoken cd cover

Concert Personnel

Emily Takahashi (piano)
Art Lande (drums)
Anisha Rush (saxophone)
Josh Reed (trumpet)
Bill McCrossen (bass)

Caffe Sole features dinner, wine, beer, coffee, tea, desserts and treats before and during the music performances. Another great reason to arrive early and enjoy a notable Saturday evening at Sole.

Make a dinner reservation for performances using this link or send email to reservations@caffesole.com.

Caffe Sole
637R South Broadway  (map)
Boulder, CO 80305
303 499 2985

Art Lande Quintet

quintet headshots

Peter Barhsay, Paul McCandless, Art Lande, Erik Jekabson, Alan Hall

Add one of the hottest Bay Area trumpet players to the quartet that recorded the esteemed Shapeshifter album and the result will be a series of concerts that will be full of musical intrigue, adventure, humor, celebration and interesting stories.

Join Art Lande, Paul McCandless, Erik Jekabson, Peter Barshay and Alan Hall at any or all of these venues and thoroughly enrich your September.

September 8 - 10, 2017
San Francisco, Oakland, Soquel

September 8, 2017

Bird And Beckett Books

653 Chenery Street in San Francisco's Glen Park  (map)
San Francisco, CA 94131
$20 suggested donation
5:30 pm

September 9, 2017

Piedmont Piano Company

1728 San Pablo (18th and San Pablo)  (map)
Oakland, CA  94612
510-547-8188 (tickets)
8:00 PM
Admission $20

September 10, 2017

House concert in Soquel

Request your reservation and venue information by calling 831-462-3425
Ask for Robert Ockeloen
6:00 PM
Admission: (contact Robert)

Art Lande Master Classes
Fall Semester 2017, CU School of Music

All classes meet on Fridays, 1:00PM - 3:00PM.
in Macky's Jazz Room (basement, west side).

Sep01Lead, Follow, Balance, Sustain, Change, Disappear
As a piece of music develops, we need to serve the life of the peace but contributing to it in various ways. We will practice recognizing and enacting these different energetic roles. We will use both free pieces and tunes to experience these phenomena, also trying duos as well as group pieces.
Sep15II - V, II - V - I, III - VI - II - V - I
Through trying various lead lines and looking at slash chords we will energize our approaches to these well known progressions. Drummers will work on tension – release, bassists on pathways, and everyone on melodic shape making.
Oct13Sadness, Pain, Loss And Anger as Musical Sources
Life's challenges has always inspired music as a way to feel, deal, express, share and alleviate pain so it doesn't turn into suffering. We will visit these places personally, as a group, but also play some pieces by Jazz composers that are relevant. The blues play a part, but how does your own personal blues sound?
Nov10The Music of Steve Swallow and Carla Bley
This couple has been playing in composing music together and individually for 50 years. The pieces are fun, interesting, beautiful, simple, challenging, and quirky; so – let's play them! Let's see if we can find doorways in and through this fridge for bar. Some listening to begin.
Dec01Music of Dignity, Nobility and Inner Strength
Let's stop slouching and lounging about for a moment, and stand proud of the precious life we have been given. The ancestors ask us to stand tall and resonate the humble dignity that brings hope, joy and strength, into our daily lives. Some music from jazz history will be played, as well as composing and improvising music resonating this vitality on this very day.

October 13, 2017

Tina Phillips Quartet at Peak View Jazz

Tina Phillips - (vocals)
Art Lande - (piano)
Khabu Doug Young - (guitar)
Jill Fredericksen - (drums)

More information coming soon.