Marilyn Lerner

Residence: Canada

Pianist/improviser/composer
Tamara Bernstein (National Post):
…..this remarkable pianist..has established herself as one of the most
exhilarating improvisers in Canada’s jazz and new music scene.

Montreal born pianist/improviser Marilyn Lerner has performed widely in Canada and abroad. She has recorded extensively over the past ten years, has also written for film, theatre, radio and television and has produced a series of audio art pieces. .She has performed with the likes of Jane Bunnett, Jean Derome, Gerry Hemingway, Steve Lacy, and Tito Puente. Ongoing artistic collaborations include audio artist Ken Gregory, poet Patrick Freisen(with whom she has just released a CD collection of poems and improvised music entitled Small Rooms) and video artist b.h. Yael. Recording highlights include Birds Are Returning(Jazz Focus), recorded in Havana Cuba, ‘close’, duos and trios with Queen Mab (Lori Freedman on clarinets) (Spool) a duet with singer David Wall featuring original settings of contemporary Yiddish poetry entitled Still Soft Voiced Heart (Traditional Crossroads) , Struck, with Vancouver cellist Peggy Lee, Special Angel, a duo with jazz legend Sonny Greenwich (CBC records), and a new solo CD on Ambiences Magnetiques entitled Luminance.

Date: July 12, 2003

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