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Lisle Atkinson’s NEO BRASS ENSEMBLE Meets ELLINGTON @ Symphony Space, June 10, 8pm

June 6, 2011

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From: Jazz Promo Services

Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jazzpromo@earthlink.net


Karlisle Pro presents …

                    Featuring special guests pianists & NEO BASS pianist


               Valerie Capers   &  Danny Mixon  &   RichardWyands



                                FRI., JUNE 10, 2011



   Peter Norton’s 

  Symphony Space/Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater 

2537 Broadway @ W.95th St., NYC, 212-864-5400                             

                    $25 advance/$35 door; $21 members;

                           Students  & Seniors $20 





Lisle Atkinson’s NEOBASS celebrates it’s annual concert at Symphony Space, Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 8pm.

Founded by well-respected leader and bassist, Lisle Atkinson and his wife, bassist Karen Atkinson, the

NEO BASS ENSEMBLE is a superb ensemble inspired by the knowledge that the double bass can do

lyrically what any other instrument can do, the NEO BASS ENSEMBLE takes the double bass beyond

its traditional accompanying role to featuring the bass as “lead” instrument with a unique “bass choir”

inner core utilizing bow technique to put the full range of the double bass on display:  from lead instrument,

harmonic front line, solo and rhythm section.

This year’s celebrated summer fete focuses on the music of the legendary pianist/composer/conductor, DukeEllington.

Featured are the contrasting piano stylings of two of New York’s finest pianists –Valerie Capers and Danny Mixon.

Also appearing are Caper’s fantastic duo partner, Bassist John Robinson with showcase performances by NEO

BASS ENSEMBLE members, Vocalist Marsha Starkes and Piano Master, Richard Wyands.        



                                                                          NEO BASS Ensemble Founder

                                                                    Lisle Atkinson


                           Special Guest:          NEO BASS member:

      John Robinson (b)       Marsha Starkes (vocals)

Previous versions of the NEO BASS ENSEMBLE (NBE) have included such great supporting players as Al

Harewood (d), the late Jamil Nasser (b), Akua Dixon (cello), Newman Baker (d), Andy Bey (voc) with the 2010

concert dedicated to bassists featuring Jazz luminaries Ron Carter and Richard Davis. The NBE has performed

at such noted venues as Symphony Space,Merkin Hall, Manhattan Center, The Hartford Connecticut Jazz

Festival and The Lake George Jazz Festival.

Expect an evening of elegance and swing at NEOBASS Meets Ellington at Symphony Space, June 10 @ 8pm

2010 NEO BASS ENSEMBLE Concert @ Symphony Space


                                                                 PhotoCredit: Richard Conde Photographer

NEO-BASS ENSEMBLE (NBE) Core: An inner core“bass choir “(*Lisle Atkinson, Founder,

Karen Anduze Atkinson (Co-Founder), Phillip Wadkins, Darnell “Jay” Starkes, Sam McPherson, Paul

West), Marsha Perry Starkes (African perc./vocals), Janet Steele (vocals.),  Richard Wyands (p), Richard

Allen (d).

                             Check out pictures from last year’s show @ www.lisleatikinson.com

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