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Alan Broadbent Trio


Alan Broadbent (p), Harvie S (b), Billy Mintz (dr)


Alan Broadbent Trio


Alan Broadbent
Alan Broadbent was born in Auckland, New Zealand and in 1966, at the age of 19, received a Downbeat Magazine scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1969 he was asked to join Woody Herman’s band as his pianist and arranger for 3 years. In 1972 he settled in Los Angeles, beginning a musical relationship with the legendary singer Irene Kral (no relation to Diana Krall). Soon he was also invited into the studio scene as a pianist for the great Nelson Riddle, David Rose, Barbara Streisand and Johnny Mandel. In the early 90s he was asked to be a part of Natalie Cole’s famous “Unforgettable” CD, at which time he toured as her pianist and, a little while later, as her conductor. At this time he wrote an orchestral arrangement for her second video with her dad, “When I Fall In Love”, which won him his first Grammy Award for “Best Orchestral Arrangement Accompanying a Vocal”.

Shortly after, he became a member of Charlie Haden’s Quartet West, touring the festivals of New York Notes coverEurope, UK and the USA. It was while with this group that he won his second Grammy, an orchestral accompaniment written for Shirley Horn of Leonard Bernstein’s “Lonely Town”.


During the 1990s, Broadbent recorded on Natalie Cole's album Unforgettable... with Love, then became her pianist and conductor for the tour. His arrangement for her video "When I Fall in Love" won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Arrangement Accompanying a Vocal.  


As a soloist and with his jazz trio, Broadbent has been nominated for Grammys twice for Best Instrumental Performance, in the company of such artists as Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins and Keith Jarrett. In 2007 he was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit, an honor he holds in high regard.

Broadbent is Diana Krall’s conductor for her occasional orchestra concerts and is the conductor on her “Live in Paris” DVD. Recently he has been the arranger on Glenn Frey’s CD with strings, “After Hours”, and wrote six string arrangements for Sir Paul McCartney’s “Kisses On The Bottom” with the London Symphony.


Harvie S

Any jazz fan will tell you, Harvie S is one of the great bass players on the scene today. He's played with the best and he continues to challenge himself and his peers in new artistic directions. Moreover, Harvie is a bassist, producer, bandleader, composer and educator.
Harvie S has performed with masters in jazz and Latin music including Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Jim Hall, Michael Brecker, Gil Evans, Arturo O'Farrill, Lee Konitz, Mark Turner, James Moody, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, Houston Person, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Bob Mintzer, Joe Lovano, Dave Leibman, Vic Juris, Danilo Perez, Paquito D'Rivera, Ray Barretto, Ray Vega, David Valentin and countless others.


Harvie can be heard on over 400 hundred CDs as a sideman, 16 as a leader and another fifteen as a co-leader with such greats as James Brown, Chick Corea, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Tom Harrell, Mark Turner, Kenny Barron, Ingrid Jensen, Gene Jackson, Pat Martino, Dr. Billy Taylor, Grover Washington Jr., David Mathews, Virginia Mayhew and Tony Bennett.


Harvie S has written the themes for the documentaries "The Trumpet Kings", "The Piano Legends" and "John Coltrane" and can be seen and heard on the music videos of Toots Thielemans, Pat Martino, Juan Carlos Formell, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Jane Ira Bloom and others. The duo project of Sheila Jordan and Harvie S 1981-1995, set the timeless standard in bass and voice performance. They recorded 7 CDs together.


Harvie has had feature articles in Downbeat, Jazziz, Cadence , Coda(Canada), JazztTmes, Swing Journal(Japan), Jazz Life, Jazz Forum(Poland), Jazz Hot(France), Hot House, The Music Paper, the New York Times, the New York Post, the Los Angeles Times, Jazz Podium, and Jazz-it(Italy).


Billy Mintz
Billy Mintz was born in Queens, New York. By the age of 15 he was playing in the show bands of the Catskill Mountain resorts developing his musicianship.

In his twenties, while living in New York City, he played and recorded with the Lee Konitz Nonet (1978), Kundalini with Perry Robinson and Badal Roy, the Eddie Daniels Quartet, Gloria Gaynor, the Steve Tintweiss Quartet, and the Harold Danko Quartet.

In 1981 Mr. Mintz relocated to Los Angeles where he was a member of the Mike Garson Trio with Stanley Clarke, the Kim Richmond Sextet, the Bobby Shew Quintet, the Joey Sellers' Jazz Aggregation, and the Vinny Golia Quartet. He also performed with Mose Allison, Mark Murphy, and did a stint with the Merv Griffin Show band.

In LA, Mr. Mintz was also the drummer for the Bill Mays Quartet, as well as for Road Work Ahead, with Mr. Mays, Bob Magnusson and Peter Sprague. In 1988 he toured Europe with saxophonist Charles Lloyd's band.

Mr. Mintz currently lives in New York, where he performs with the Alan Broadbent Trio, Roberta Piket Trio, the Russ Lossing Trio, and Tony Malaby, among others.





Downloads

Alan Broadbent Bio (PDF)
Discography (PDF)

Harvie S Bio
Billy Mintz Bio




Hi-Res Photos

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Reviews

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YouTube Videos

  Alan Broadbent Trio at Dizzy's Club/NYC, "The Long Goodbye" & "Groovin' High" Jan 2015
  Alan Broadbent Trio - "Crazeology" from New York Notes
Alan Broadbent Trio "Clifford Notes" from New York Notes

 

Artist Web Pages

 www.alanbroadbent.com
www.HarvieS.com
www.BillyMintz.com



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