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"ELEMENTALS" features Benito Gonzalez, Jeff Littleton, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Munyungo Jackson

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INTRODUCING THE BAND:

RETURNING TO TALE...Windy Barnes Farrell (Vocals)

WINDYS’ luxurious vocals move effortlessly from Jazz to Pop, to R&B and Gospel. It’s easy to see why she is one of the most sought after singers around the globe. WINDY has been featured extensively on tour with the highest grossing balladeer in the world, JULIO IGLESIAS. She has traveled the world many times over with one of the most imitated, respected and endearing singer/songwriter/musician of the 21st century, STEVIE WONDER. She has also performed with  Michael Bolton.  It stands to reason why the unique vocal styling's of WINDY BARNES is recognized all over the world.

RETURNING TO TALE...Theo Croker (Trumpet)

In 2013 Croker returned to the United States after a seven-year stay in Shanghai, China, where he broadened his concept of jazz to encompass other complementary genres such as salsa, fusion-rock, R&B, hip hop and blues. While in Shanghai, he held a five-month residency at Shanghai’s House of Blues.  Soon after that he was hired as the house band for Asia Uncut Star Network, a late-night television show modeled on the Tonight Show  where Theo served as music director, bandleader .

RETURNING TO TALE...Benito Gonzalez (Piano)

After almost seven years of touring with Kenny Garrett, Benito has added numerous festivals and international jazz club dates to his credit. He has also shared the stage with Curtis Fuller, Pharaoh Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, Christian McBride, Ignacio Berroa, Roy Hargrove, Rene McLean, Steve Turre,Delfeayo Marsalis,Hamiet Bluiett, Antonio Sanchez, T.K. Blue, Nicholas Payton, Jackie McLean, and a returning member of The Azar Lawrence Experience. Benito also took home first prize at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition.

RETURNING TO TALE...Henry Franklin (Bass)

In 1968, after a year-long tour of the East Coast playing with Willie Bobo and working gigs on his days off with Archie Shepp, Lamont Johnson, Beaver Harris and Roswell Rudd, Hugh Masekela heard Henry play and made him an offer. Three and a half years later the two would collaborate on Grazing in the Grass.  He continued touring over the next few years, working internationally with singer O.C. Smith, The Three Sounds, Freddie Hubbard and Count Basie. Franklin collected another gold record with Stevie Wonder on Journey Through The Secret Life of Plants. Franklin appears on more than 100 albums, with many of them produced under his leadership, and has also published a method book for all bass players entitled, Bassically Yours.

RETURNING TO TALE...Brandon Lewis (Drummer)

Drummer Brandon Lee Lewis has performed internationally with artists such as Gil Coggins, Harry Whitaker, Frank Wess, George Mraz, Kenny Garrett, Myron Walden, Azar Lawrence, Lezlie Harrison, Saul Rubin, Avi Rothbard, Anthony Wonsey, David Weiss, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman and Charles Tolliver, among others. He's also performed on Award-Winning Broadway productions The Color Purple and Memphis and the feature film American Gangster.

THEN THE "TALE" IS OFF TO WASHINGTON D.C.!

SEE THE "TALE" AT BLUES ALLEY!

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The "TALE" was at Roscoe's Jazz Lounge, and it was HOT, HOT, HOT!

The TALErs: Mahesh Balasooriya Trevor Ware Windy Barnes Farrell Roy McCurdy Azar Lawrence Theodore Theo Croker
#TheAzarLawrenceExperience Roscoe's Seabird Jazz Lounge

 

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2017
Ivory Coast Africa Tour & Recording Session

February 2 - 4, 2018
Dizzy's - Lincoln Center
New York, NY

March 1, 2018
Gold Diggers - Los Angeles, CA
"Elementals" Release Party

March 31, 2018
Roscoe's Jazz Lounge
Long Beach, CA

April 16 - 21, 2018
Healdsburg Master Classes & Concert
Healdsburg, CA

April 28, 2018
Scullers Jazz Club
Boston, MA

May 18th - 20th, 2018
Blues Alley
Washington, D.C.

May 26, 2018
Clarion Jazz Open Door Series
Cinncinati, OH

June 9, 2018
Healdsburg Jazz Festival
Healdsburg, CA

July 22, 2018
Hartford Jazz Festival
Hartford, CT

July 28 - 30, 2018
Central Avenue Jazz Festival
Los Angeles, CA

August 10 - 12, 2018
Idyllwild Jazz Festival
Idyllwild, CA

September 27 - 30
Joy of Jazz Festival
Johansburg, South Africa

October 5, 2018
Angel City Jazz Festival
Los Angeles, CA

June 7 - 9, 2019
Inntoene Jazz Festival
Diersbach, Austria

 

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Zarman Productions
PO Box 62-1102
Los Angeles, CA 90062

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