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Joanne Brackeen

Joanne was born Joanne Grogan in Southern California in 1938, and began to play the piano during her childhood. Her exposure to jazz began during this time with the recordings of bandleader and pianist Frankie Carle, who she imitated as she taught herself to play and improvise. As her talent was realized, she was accepted to the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, but dropped out to pursue jazz. By the late 50's at the age of only 20, Joanne had already played with heavyweights Dexter Gordon, Harold Land and Charles Lloyd, and her jazz career was launched. Moving to New York in the mid 60's, she began to command the attention of the upper echelon of jazz players, and played with Woody Shaw and Dave Liebman in 1969. She spent the next several years with the ultimate working band, the Jazz Messengers, led by Art Blakey. She became one of the most lauded pianists of the day, working with Joe Henderson for three years and two with saxophonist Stan Getz. By the late 70's, Joanne had established herself as a cutting edge pianist through her performances around the world. She was leading her own groups, usually a trio, which featured such noted players as Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, Sam Jones, and others. Her solo performances also cemented her reputation as one of the most innovative and dynamic of pianists.

In 1998, she joined the ranks of New York's Arkadia Jazz, and her debut release, "Pink Elephant Magic" features some of the top players in the world, including Grammy winner Nicholas Payton, Chris Potter, John Patitucci and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez. Arkadia Jazz is proud to present Joanne Brackeen and her music as we enter the next century and beyond.

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[Download MP3] - Joanne Brackeen: Pink Elephant Magic
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[Download MP3] - Joanne Brackeen: Pink Elephant Magic
DOWNLOAD THE FULL ALBUM - Jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen displays an unbridled artistic creativity and distinctive compositional skills in this Grammy Nominated recording with all-star guests Nicholas Payton, Kurt Elling, David Liebman and Chris Potter.
Joanne Brackeen: Pink Elephant Magic
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Joanne Brackeen: Pink Elephant Magic
BUY THE CD - Jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen displays an unbridled artistic creativity and distinctive compositional skills in this Grammy Nominated recording with all-star guests Nicholas Payton, Kurt Elling, David Liebman and Chris Potter.
[Download MP3] - Joanne Brackeen: Popsicle Illusion
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[Download MP3] - Joanne Brackeen: Popsicle Illusion
Daring, intense and full of surprises, Joanne Brackeen sets a new standard with this remarkable solo piano recording of original compositions and Jazz classics, creating something fresh with every note that emanates from her piano.
Joanne Brackeen: Popsicle Illusion
Price: $12.98
Joanne Brackeen: Popsicle Illusion
Daring, intense and full of surprises, Joanne Brackeen sets a new standard with this remarkable solo piano recording of original compositions and Jazz classics, creating something fresh with every note that emanates from her piano.