Lance Randall and The Nu Jazz Playas
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Lance Randall and The Nu Jazz Playas

Seattle, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Seattle, Washington, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Taste Of Tacoma"

Entertainment is an essential part of EQC's Taste of Tacoma™. With over 100 acts in all, there is always something for everyone's listening pleasure. There are six outdoor entertainment stages featuring all genres of music with local and national entertainment located all over the Taste grounds.

Lance Randall and The Nu Jazz Playas were featured on theThe Pond Stage. - Emerald Queen Hotel and Casinos

"Jackson Street Jam at Lazzio Park"

This neighborhood celebration of Central District’s musical history was a day chalk full of awesome live performances, DJs, arts and crafts, and amazing local food!

Lance Randall and the Nu Jazz Playas were featured on the stage of the Lazzio Park Amphitheater. -

"Festival Sundiata"

Sundiata showcases local and regional entertainment, art and photography exhibits, retail and food merchants and a dynamic children's place.

Lance Randall and the Nu Jazz Players were featured on the main stage at the Fisher Pavilion.
- African American Cultural Association


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Jazz keyboardist Lance Randall was born in Macon, Georgia and began playing the piano at the age of 8. By the time he reached his teen age years  he added the organ and drums to his repertoire, and used his talents playing for his church and conventions around the country.

He is a graduate of Morgan State University where he majored  in political science, but chose music courses as his electives to sharpen his playing skills. He became infatuated with  jazz after taking a music course, The Survey of Jazz. where he learned about legendary jazz pianists  Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum  and  contemporary jazz pianists Joe Sample, Ramsey Lewis, George Duke, and Herbie Hancock.  Intrigued with how the diversity of rhythms and chords made  piano jazz so alluring, he began creating his own jazz compositions.

After graduating from college, he returned to Macon to resume playing in the church,  and recording his music in his home studio. He eventually met local producer, Albert Armstrong who was so impressed with his music, that he arranged for Lance to open up for renowned Jazz Violinist, Ken Ford in 2005. This was the beginning of his journey to share his music with the purest of jazz enthusiasts and the new generation of jazz lovers.

Now living in Seattle, Washington,  Lance and The Nu Jazz Playas have performed at festivals and venues around the Puget Sound such as the Bite of Seattle, Festival Sundiata, Taste of Tacoma, Rock and Roll Marathon, Choochokam Arts Festival, Seattle Museum of Flight, Jackson Street Music Festival, Smooth Jazz Rendezvous on Lake Union, Seattle Snow Ball, Green Dolphin Lounge, Willie's Taste of Soul and Urban Enoteca.

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