Archive for January 7, 2012


The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents Jeff Lorber (piano) with special guests Randy Brecker (trumpet), Eric Marienthal (saxophone), Ron Jenkins (bass) and Lionel Cordew (drums). Showtimes Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Showtime Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm on Thursday and 5:30pm Friday – Sunday.

Trailblazing keyboardist Jeff Lorber revisits a sound he helped pioneer in his latest recording Galaxy. While the new album release date is 1/31/2012, the Jazz Alley audience will be the first to hear the fresh tracks live and the CD will be available for purchase each evening!

Following up on his Grammy-nominated 2010 release, Now Is The Time, Lorber again culls from his early catalog but gives a fresh approach to some of his most highly requested compositions, including “Wizard Island,” “City,” “The Samba” and “The Underground.” “Essentially this album is a part two,” Lorber says. “It’s even more into the jazz fusion direction. It’s more energetic and the performances are tighter.”

2011 Multiple Grammy-nominee, Randy Brecker, a key contributor to the rich sound of Lorber’s newest album Galaxy, has been a force behind the trumpet and flugelhorn for over four decades. His dynamic and unique sound has been featured on albums by a wide range of artists, including James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Parliament-Funkadelic, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver, and Frank Zappa.

Also a member of the new release Galaxy, alto saxophonist Eric Marienthal joins in for the 4-night run. Marienthal has played with a who’s who of artists including Elton John, Billy Joel, Steve Wonder, Aaron Nveille, David Benoit, B.B. King, Lou Rawls and the Big Phat Band just to name a few. Originally a member of the Chick Corea Elektric Band, he recorded 6 CDs with them and 2 of those were Grammy winners. In addition to this project he currently occupies the lead alto chair of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, playing alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute and piccolo.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley,2033 6th Avenue, Seattle Washington 98121