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CHICAGO, IL - A440 Music Group is pleased to announce the sign ing of Frank Catalano to the label's artist roster. This gifted musi cian is the youngest saxophonist ever voted into the Down Beat Critics Poll. At age 24, Frank Catalano has performed and recorded with Tony Bennett, Louie Bellson, Charles Earland, Ira Sullivan, Tito Puente, David Sanborn, Betty Carter, members of N'Sync and Blue Man Group, Les Claypool, John Medeski, OJ Logic, and others. Frank has three critically acclaimed CD's on the Delmark label which include co-lead dates with Von Freeman and Randy Brecker. Frank graduated from DePaul University with a degree in classical composition. As both aYamaha and Vandoren endorsee, Frank hosts clinics throughout the country. As Vandoren's spokesper son, he is featured in Vandoren's international advertising cam paigns. Catalano's A440 Music Group debut will include his bow as a vocalist, and will include guest OJ's and loops. His follow-up will be a duet project with Jimmy Chamberlin of Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan fame and will include the debut of Frank's recently patented multisax instrument. His A440 Music Group debut is scheduled for release in the summer of 2004.
Pianist/composer Lynne Arriale began studying music at age four, eventually earning a master's degree in piano performance before turning to jazz. Hertrio now performs internationally and cele brates its tenth anniversary with Come Together, its ninth CD release. Arriale also won the 1993 Great American Jazz Competition and toured Japan with "100 Golden Fingers", a group including piano legends Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Junior Mance, Monty Alexander, Roger Kellaway, Ray Bryant and Cedar Walton.
This past year, the Lynne Arriale Trio played numerous concerts and festivals on tours throughout the U.S. and Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, England, Ireland and Scotland.
Arriale has conducted educational clinics internationally, been a faculty member of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, has adjudicated the Montreux Jazz Piano Competition and cur rently serves on the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) Jazz Piano Resource Team and the IAJE Sisters in Jazz Advisory Council. She and her trio also served as clinicians and per formers at the Thelonious Monk Institute in Aspen, Colorado.