lorcaFebruary 27, 2011
Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, Boise

Lorca grew up in Taos, New Mexico. Coming from a musical family, he was
exposed to a variety of music and instruments as a child. He attended California Institute of the Arts from 1992 - 96, graduating with a BFA in Jazz Percussion Performance and studying under Albert "Tootie" Heath, Joe La Barbera, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, and others.

Since that time Lorca has worked consistently in a variety of musical situations, performing with many of the West Coast's (and beyond) finest artists including : Ralph Moore, Carmen Lundy, Freddie Hubbard, Calvin Keys, Craig Handy, Kyle Eastwood, Herman Riley, Azar Lawrence, Red Holloway, Plas Johnson, John Heard, Danny Grissett, Justo Almario, Bennie Maupin, Phil Ranelin, Dave Pike, Don Menza, Hugh Masekela, Bobby Rodriguez, the Clayton Brothers, Anthony Wilson, Julian Lage, storyteller/radio personality Joe Frank, actor/musicians Jeff Goldblum and Peter Weller, Ronald Muldrow, and the Cross Hart Jazz Experience (the project that he co-leads with bass player Ryan Cross). He also leads his own trio featuring Josh Nelson on piano and Edwin Livingston on bass. Lorca can be heard on recordings by Hugh Masekela, John Heard, Justo Almario, Ronald Muldrow, Dave Pike, Phil Ranelin, the Cross Hart Jazz Experience, and the Lorca Hart Trio.

Lorca teaches drumset at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, as well as teaching ensemble classes at both the Healdsburg High School and Junior High School in Sonoma County, Cailfornia.

Visit Lorca Hart's website at http://lorcahart.com/

Lorca's MYSpace site: myspace.com/lorcahart.

Kenny is a jazz vocalist virtuoso. If you have never heard this New Orleans native sing before, get ready for a jaw dropping experience. Emulating the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn and infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny's free, playful approach, with a seeming limitless, four-octave range, is awe inspiring.

Visit Kenny Washington's website at kennywashingtonvocalist.com.


November 7, 2010

Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, Boise

     Latin Percussionist and Drummer Mauricio Zottarelli has been on the forefront of the Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music scenes best known for his musicality, impeccable time and groove, his facility on the drum set, and his ability to play in many different styles.
     Graduating from the Berklee College of Music, he majored in Film Scoring, Performance and Arranging. More recently, Mauricio studied Indian music with the amazing South Indian guitar player Prasanna, and studied piano and composition with renowned jazz instructor Charlie Banacos.
     In 2009, Mauricio became a member of Japanese pianist Hiromi’s super group, Hiromi’s Sonicbloom, and has been traveling the world in support of her CD, Beyond Standard.
Also in June, Mauricio released his first album, entitled 7 Lives, which includes several of his own compositions. The record has an amazing lineup of some of the best names in jazz and Brazilian music, performing a unique mix of Brazilian jazz, fusion, and jazz.

     Mauricio has participated in more than 50 albums as a drummer/percussionist. Here’s a list of some of Mauricio's performance/recording credits:  Hiromi, Dig Trio, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Prasanna, Esperanza Spalding, Cláudio Roditi, Rosa Passos, Dom Salvador, Jovino Santos Neto, Nilson Matta, Toninho Horta, Santi deBriano, Cidinho Teixeira group, Gustavo Assis Brasil, Marc Rossi Group, Hendrik Meurkens, Oriente Lopez, among many others.

Here's the Mauricio Zottarelli Quintet and a short comment by Mauricio about their CD entitled "7 Lives"

And here's the Mauricio Zottarelli Quintet playing "Spirit"

Visit his website at mzdrums.com.


Sunday, September 26, 2010
Esther's Place, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, Boise

Roger has been described as "a musical chameleon" and "the most awesome jazz pianist quite possibly anywhere on earth". His discography runs to more than two hundred fifty albums. He's performed with everyone from Elvis to Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie to Yo Yo Ma, Joni Mitchell to Mancini and Quincy Jones to Michael Tilson Thomas.

The Roger Kellaway Trio performing for the Boise Jazz Society is a tribute to the piano/bass/guitar trios of the past, including those led by Art Tatum, Nat Cole and, particularly, the great, hard swinging Oscar Peterson trios from the fifties that featured Ray Brown on bass and Barney Kessel & Herb Ellis on guitar.  Roger brings with him guitarist Bruce Forman and bassist Dan Lutz, all-stars in their own right.

Take a listen to Roger Kellaway With Bruce Forman on "Killer Joe"

And here's Roger Kellaway With Zoot Sims on "Zoot's Theme"

Visit Roger's website at rogerkellaway.com.

Bruce Forman's site:  http://www.bruceforman.com

Dan Lutz's site:  http://www.myspace.com/triplelutz

Roger and Bruce are bringing CDs to sell at the concert--$15--Cash appreciated.


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