TALE will be closing out the 2018 Greater Hartford Jazz Festival
Mr. Azar Lawrence (Saxophonist)
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...Trevor Ware (Bass)
Trevor Ware is well recognized as one of the most supportive jazz bassists in Los Angeles. His style focuses not only on producing a supportive bass tone with impeccable intonation, but also features long, creative, well developed bass lines. Developing his love for music at The World Stage Performance Gallery. After being offered his first professional gig by legendary pianist and composer Horace Tapscott & New York saxophonist Sonny Fortune, Ware developed as sense of musical adventure playing in Tapscott’s quartet and Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra Having appeared on over 40 recordings, Ware’s current musical associations include Kenny Burrell, Molly Ringwald, Jeff Goldblum & The Count Basie Orchestra.
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.
Returning to Tale...Freddie Hendrix (Trumpet)
Over the past two decades, Freddie Hendrix has become one of the most in demand trumpeters in Jazz, and beyond. Also an accomplished composer, arranger and educator, the Teaneck, New Jersey native's skill and versatility has resulted in him working with a wide array of performers that range from the Count Basie Orchestra and The Christian McBride Big Band, to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys.
Babatunde Lea (Percussions)
Babatunde Lea’s vast experience of nearly forty years as a master percussionist, as well as the spiritual depth and resonance he brings to everything he does, has made him one of the most esteemed musicians of the past half century. He joined a band called Juju, which relocated to Richmond, Virginia in the early 1970s. Among the artists with whom he played were Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Randy Weston, Van Morrison, and Oscar Brown, Jr.. His first album as leader, Levels of Consciousness was released in 1979. He recorded with a band called Phenomena, which grew out of the Loft Jazz Association. In 2010, Babatunde moved to Pennsylvania to teach at Gettysburg College.
Tateng Katindig (Piano)
Tateng has performed with some of the world's jazz players like Lou Rawls, Richie Cole, Carl Saunders, Teddy Edwards Bill Henderson, Earl Palmer, Sam Most, Eric Marienthal, Kevyn Lettau, Hubert Laws, Debra Laws, Eloise Laws, Alphonse Mouzon. He was also the musical director for Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Becca Godinez and Dessa’s Hollywood Bowl performance with the Apl de Ap Foundation which was a great success.
Thank you Corazon and all our fans for your Love & Support!
Azar Lawrence with Brian Swartz on the Trumpet
(L to R) Brian Swartz (Trumpet), Henry Franklin (Bass), Azar Lawrence (Saxophone) and Roy McCurdy (Drums)
(L to R) Brian Swartz, Henry Franklin, Giovanna from Corazon Performing Arts,Roy McCurdy, Azar Lawrence, and Masumi Yamamoto
The All- Stars from Healdsburg! Something Magical happens when Old Friends come together and make Music together.
Babatunde Lea, George Cables, Azar Lawrence
Essiet Essiet, David Weiss, Bobby Watson, Billy Hart, Azar Lawrence, and Babatunde Lea
The Healdsburg All Star Band
Happy 20th Anniversary Healdsburg Jazz Festival! Thank you for letting us share in this amazing event.
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
April 28, 2018
Scullers Jazz Club
May 18th - 20th, 2018
June 9, 2018
Healdsburg Jazz Festival
June 16, 2018
Corazon Performing Arts
July 22, 2018
Hartford Jazz Festival
August 10 - 12, 2018
Idyllwild Jazz Festival
September 27 - 30
Joy of Jazz Festival
Johannesburg, South Africa
October 5, 2018
Angel City Jazz Festival
Los Angeles, CA
March 1 - 3, 2019
Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
June 7 - 9, 2019
Inntoene Jazz Festival