June 6, 2011
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Karlisle Pro presents …
Featuring special guests pianists & NEO BASS pianist
Valerie Capers & Danny Mixon & RichardWyands
FRI., JUNE 10, 2011
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
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
Check out pictures from last year’s show @ www.lisleatikinson.com