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Reminder: Lisle Atkinson¹s NEO BASS ENSEMBLE NEOBASS Meets Ellington at Symphony Space Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 8pm

June 9, 2011

To: Listings/Critics/Features

From: Jazz Promo Services

Press Contact: Jim Eigo, jazzpromo@earthlink.net


Lisle Atkinson’s NEO BASS ENSEMBLE celebrates its annual concert at Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy

Thalia Theater, 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 is Caper’s fantastic duo partner, Bassist John Robinson with a showcase performances by NEO

BASS ENSEMBLE and Piano Master, Richard Wyands.                



                                                                          NEO BASS Ensemble Founder

                                                                    Lisle Atkinson

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

                                                                      Photo  Credit: 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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