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Augustana Arts’ has kicked off their 2013 – 2014 Concert Series presenting Neil Bridge 7+ with Karen Lee, September 7th. Check out the following review by Byran Goldstein.
The sun is setting, the Christmas lights are lit, and I am sitting in the beautiful courtyard of a church with a picnic dinner set, on a lovely Shabbos evening. I don’t normally go to church on Saturday night, but this isn’t just any evening gathering. This event marks the first performance of the Augustana Arts series and the excitement is felt in the air.
The group consists of the piano player and bandleader, Neil Bridge, on keys, his lovely wife Karen Lee of vocals and dance, PapiRay Pacheco and Paul Romaine on percussion, Chuck Schneider on sax, Derek Banach on trumpet, Tom Ball on bone, and my teacher, Mr. Ron Bland on bass. Click here to read the rest of the review.
Neil Bridge has been Honored for his contribution to the world of Jazz
@ The Denver City Park Jazz Festival this Summer on Fathers Day, June 16th, 2013
City Park Jazz was proud and honored to dedicate this year’s annual Tribute show to Neil Bridge. For decades, Neil has upheld the highest standards in musicianship and music education…as well as swinging without remorse! Truly a long-time giant of Denver’s jazz scene, Neil and his muse, Karen Lee Bridge, will remind you with his classic arrangements and impeccable taste, of why we love this most American of music styles. As with last year’s honoree, Charlie Burrell, Neil Bridge connects us to the river of swing which flows through all of jazz. brings to each and every performance.
Neil’s wide range of expertise allows him to offer :
“Neil Bridge 7+” (piano, bass, drums, congas, sax, trumpet, trombone, and Karen Lee on vocals). Perfect for a Jazz Festival! Also has been tailored and crafted to be a hit for weddings, private parties, corporate parties, fundraisers, and special events.
“El Puente Grande Con Siete” (piano, bass, drums, congas, sax, trumpet, trombone, and “La Senora Puente” on vocals). This band can cover a Latin Jazz Festival to excite and move an audience to dance, shake it, and just have a great time!
“Neil Bridge Trio”, “Neil Bridge Latin Trio”, “Neil Bridge Guitar Trio ”, “Neil Bridge Duo””The Bridges”, and “Neil Bridge Solo Piano” are all great choices for private parties, patio parties, weddings, corporate parties, fund raisers, and special events!
“Keyboard CounterPointe” (Two Piano Players, Neil Bridge & Steven Denny) for Jazz Festivals and concert Performances.