“Arriale is putting the heart back into jazz.” The London Times
“The poet laureate of her generation… a stunning composer and prolific recording artist who has followed her muse without compromise.” Jazz Police
“ Arriale’s brilliant musicianship places her among the top jazz pianists of the day.” The New York Times
“Stunning piano work. Few recordings touch the soul. Smart, elegant, and muscular, her expert technique never dilutes the music’s emotional impact.” JAZZIZ
“She and her musicians seemed to be inventing out of a shared metabolism.” The Boston Globe
“This sound comes straight from the spirit. Arriale displays a devotion to melodic and harmonic nuances many artists ignore. She holds the audience spellbound.” Jazz Improv
“She achieves a special, deep connection with her audience, and the energy flows both ways. Arriale’s emotional authenticity allows her audience to feel and think along with her.” JazzTimes
“A singular voice as a pianist and leader … a powerhouse. Haunting, gorgeous - she has a knack for finding a song’s heart.” Downbeat Magazine
“…the finest American trio on the loose at the moment.” The Sunday Times – London
“Can you really teach jazz? In the space of three hours, Arriale laid my mind to rest. She possesses that rare gift of reducing complex and intangible issues to inspirational basics.” The London Times
“A powerful pianist.” JazzTimes
Welcome to my website; thanks for visiting!
I’m getting ready to go on tour with KJ Denhert, Grace Kelly, Martin Gjakonovski and Guido May– we’ll be in Istanbul (my first time there) and, Villach and Vienna, Austria; Kassel, Germany and Rheinfelden, Switzerland.
The last few months have been great; I had a wonderful time performing at the UMEA Festival in Sweden with Claire Martin, Grace Kelly, Martin Sjostedt and Daniel Fredriksson, as well as at JazzFest Gottingen and in Burghausen with Rene Marie, Grace Kelly, Peter Cudek and Guido May.
I also did jazz piano clinics in Minneapolis for the Dakota Foundation and played a benefit for the Foundation at the Dakota with Gordy Johnson and Dave Schmalenberger; they were a delight to play with.
I got a chance to reconnect with my friend, pianist/composer George Cables– we played duo at the Kalisz Festival in Poland. He’s awesome and a true inspiration to me!
And I just returned from Pensacola, where I played in a benefit for the Pensacola Jazz Society– had a blast playing duo with Stefan Karlsson.
I also want to mention that I play house concerts! Let me know if you’re interested.
I hope to see you soon,
Thanks for your support.