Ken Leighton 12:30 p.m., Feb. 21
Trumpeter Brian Lynch was still in his twenties when left San Diego for New York in 1981. He has played and recorded with artists as diverse as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Prince, Benny Golson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Charles McPherson, and the Horace Silver Quintet, as well as developing a longtime collaboration with pianist Eddie Palmieri, the Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project.
The duo’s 2005’s album Simpatico won a Grammy Award. Lynch also runs his own record label, Holistic MusicWorks.
As of 2012, Lynch is a Professor in the jazz and studio music department at Miami’s Frost School of Music. “I can’t do without New York, won’t do without it, ain’t leaving it. But after I went down to Miami and saw what they’re doing at the Frost School, I knew I had to figure out a way to be a part of it. So now I’m in residence both in NY and Miami. Hollistic MusicWorks now has a Miami branch.”