Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Mike Lipskin, Terry Waldo, & Dinah Lee
Stride jazz pianist Mike Lipskin and ragtime impresario Terry Waldo perform original solos and duets with Dinah Lee, trad jazz vocalist. Lipskin has his own sound and compositions. Waldo has wonderful instrumentals and original vocals. Dinah Lee, is inspired by Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald. This is a stimulating evening of solos and Great American Song Book repertoire.
$25 General Admission
"The pianist Mike Lipskin was astoundingly inventive in a tribute to Willie The Lion Smith."- - Peter Watrous, New York Times
Mike Lipskin, Stride Sazz pianist has performed in the United States and Europe for over 45 years. He’s played Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Newport Jazz, and created his own sound in Stride Jazz which can be heard on his recordings. Mike appeared in the APTV documentary about his teacher Willie the Lion Smith, and in the Great Day In Harlem,PBS documentary about the greatest jazz photo taken, 1958, in Harlem. He helped edit a book of the same subject The Harlem Great Jazz Day, and supplied photos he took at the Harlem shoot when he was fifteen. When four, Mike was first hooked on his father’s Waller 78 rpm discs in NYC. By his teen years he traveled to Harlem, learning from Willie The Lion, Luckey Roberts and Donald Lambert. As an adult, Mike worked at RCA Records for 17 years: producing historical Vintage Series reissues and new pop, jazz, and fusion albums by Gil Evans Blue Mitchell, Cedar Walton Roger Troy and others. He helped perfect an acclaimed analogue process for rehabilitating and enhancing ancient recordings. Mike performs regularly at Bix in San Francisco, New York and Europe.
Terry Waldo one of America's premier Ragtime and Early Jazz, is protege of Eubie Blake. He produced and starred in nine critically acclaimed musical revues. He has appeared in concerts worldwide, including the Grand Parade du Jazz in Venice, JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall, Jazz At Lincoln Center and with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Terry has produced over 40 albums, including a ragtime orchestra album. His This Is Ragtime is republished by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is the definitive book on the subject along with his 26-part series, for National Public Radio. He musically directed theatrical shows in New York City, including Mr. Jelly Lord (directed by Vernel Bagneris,) Playwrights Horizon's production of Heliotrope Bouquet (directed by Joe Morton), and Ambassador Satch (directed by André De Shields) opened in London’s West End and played in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. His wide ranging talents were showcased in his one-man shows, Eubie and Me and The Naked Dance: The Music of Storyville as well as Shake That Thing! and Waldo’s 1927 Revue.
Dinah Lee, jazz vocalist, has been performing traditional jazz from the Great American Songbook for years. She and Mike Lipskin now concertize in San Francisco, New York and other venues. Dinah worked first in Arizona with the Riverboat Ramblers, the Notables, Swing time, her group, Men of Note and in France with Paris Washboard. From Ohio, she showed musical precociousness early and by second grade was taking piano lessens. She brings a special sound to American pop standards. The legendary record producer, Jerry Wexler, says that Dinah has her own inspiring stamp.