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Lynne Arriale Trio @ BOP STOP

May 25 from 8:00pm - 10:30pm


Lynne Arriale Trio @ BOP STOP

BOP STOP is excited to welcome pianist and composer Lynne Arriale to Cleveland as she promotes her new album, Being Human, with her trio.


  • Lynne Arriale, piano
  • Jeremy Allen, bass
  • Sean Dobbins, drums

Tickets for this show are $25 each. This performance will not be livestreamed.


“Easily the most outstanding album we have heard recently..." ★★★★ Marlbank, UK

“In a sense the deeply meditative music with their one-word titles makes these glorious miniatures seem like vortices of emotion… For this is music that is born of body and soul. The compositions bear the hallmark of a composer who composes not so much with pencil on staved paper, but with the proverbial nerve-endings of the very flesh of her fingers that caress the keys as she plays the music. Her glorious melodic lines lift the black dots off the paper and exhort them to sing and dance and pirouette like Apollo’s Angels in the air around you.

…an album with so many heart-on-the sleeve moments that you will find yourself catching your breath in absolute awe of Arriale’s introspective artistry…an artist of the first order…

…the album speaks to Arriale’s humanity is the fact that it has been inspired by the epiphany that we all belong to the Human Race and if we are to survive we should allow “Love”, in directing our humanity, to be the glue that binds us.”

- That Canadian Magazine


Being Human, pianist-composer Lynne Arriale’s 17th release as a leader, and fourth for Challenge Records International, is a suite of 10 original compositions that celebrates some of the ways that all of our lives are enriched by acts of passion, courage, love, persistence, heart, soul, curiosity, faith and joy. Many of the songs are dedicated to people who’ve inspired Arriale, including climate activist Greta Thunberg, National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

“I wrote this suite in response to the division and turmoil in our world,” Arriale says. “The music focuses on qualities we all share, that define our humanity. I hope this album will be uplifting and convey a sense of unity and optimism. The dedications reflect my admiration for those who I feel personify the traits that inspired the music.”

In many ways, Being Human is a continuation of the albums that Arriale has released in recent years, such as 2020’s Chimes of Freedom, which addressed the worldwide immigration crisis and the experiences of refugees who risk everything to find a better life for themselves and their families, and 2022’s The Lights Are Always On, which examined the life-changing events wrought by COVID-19. On Being Human, Arriale affirms the preeminence of love, hope and unity in a world torn by the negative effects of political and cultural polarization.

Renowned pianist and composer Richie Beirach characterizes Being Human as “an important, stunningly beautiful, powerful musical and spiritual statement from Lynne Arriale.” Continuing on, Beirach says, ”Her compositions are masterpieces that reveal the pain, love, joy, suffering and triumphs of extraordinary individuals. Lynne is so much more than a jazz pianist. She, like the heroes she celebrates, exudes the wonderful essence of humanity. I don't know anyone more empathetic, big-hearted or generous of spirit.”

Lynne Arriale has been a major force in the jazz world over a career spanning three decades. “One of the most exciting pianists in contemporary jazz” (The Guardian, UK), she has performed on the most prestigious international concert stages and won the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. Her 16 critically acclaimed albums have topped the Jazzweek Radio Charts and “Best of” honors in major publications.

She is dynamic and progressive in her compositions and continues to bring energy and freshness to all her albums. Often spoken about in the same breath as jazz legends, Keith Jarrett and McCoy Tyner, Lynne has been recognized as having her own distinctive musical voice.

Lynne toured Japan with “100 Golden Fingers” (with Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Roger Kellaway, Junior Mance and Ray Bryant). She has performed at major international festivals including Montreux, Burghausen, Gilmore, Spoleto Arts, Montreal, Monterey, North Sea, Stuttgart, Pori, San Francisco, Ottawa, Zagreb, Perth, Brisbane, Rouen, Sardinia, Rochester, Wigan, Poznan, Estoril, Inverness, Cork and San Javier and has performed at the Kennedy Center five times.

Her tours have taken her to Brazil, Germany, Austria, Serbia, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Australia, Japan, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, China, South Africa and the U.S.

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