Monday, March 1, 2010

A Gathering - Azar Lawrence featuring Benito Gonzalez @ Alvas Showroom Sat. 3.6.10

A Gathering

On Saturday, March 6th 2010, Sax Legend Azar will Lawrence will be performing from his upcoming release Mystic Journey and has put together an outstanding lineup to perform with fellow band member, Benito Gonzalez.

Azar Lawrence, tenor & soprano sax

Benito Gonzalez, piano (2005 winner Great American Piano Competition)

Gilbert Castellanos, trumpet

Tony Dumas, bass

Lorca Hart, drums

Alvas Showroom

1417 W. 8th St.

San Pedro, Ca

Suggested donation: $20

Reservations: 800.403.3447

A killer line up and an excellent fit. All of the musicians from the Americas, South and North will be performing the music that has grown from centuries of gatherings that has culminated in the indigenous American art form.

Azar Lawrence and Tony Dumas both native Angelenos have solid musical credentials. Tony having performed with Herbie Hancock, Carmen McCrae, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, The Manhattan Transfer, to name a few.

Grammy nominated jazz Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos whose Jazz roots began in his birthplace Guadlajara Mexico has performed and recorded with many of today's great jazz musicians, including Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Hayden, Les Mccann and Poncho Sanchez and many others. Last but not least, Benito Gonzalez, Venezuela, 2005 winner Great American Piano Competition in from New York and young jazz drummer Lorca Hart whose musical roots were planted by his family, notably his father being Billy Hart round out an excellent line-up that promises to have Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, on fire and swinging!

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