Dec 7, 2018

Cloverdale Arts Alliance THE Jazz Club Lorca Hart - Brian Ho - Bennett Friedman 12 6 2018

Cloverdale Arts Alliance
Lorca Hart - Brian Ho - Bennett Friedman
 Great Trio 
Outstanding Drummer - Lorca Hart
Organ virtuoso - Brian Ho
Superb Saxophone and Flute Bennett Friedman

  “Drummer Lorca Hart grew up in Taos, New Mexico in a musical family. He was exposed to a variety of instruments and musical styles as a child but early on it became clear that the drumset was his passion. In high school he started to perform and focus on Jazz. He attended California Institute of the Arts from 1992-96, studying with Albert "Tootie" Heath, Joe La Barbera, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, and many 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, Stanley Jordan, 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.”

“Brian Ho has grown from a hometown pianist to a Hammond Organ virtuoso. He began his love affair for the instrument while playing at an African-American Baptist Church in his teens. This child prodigy took piano lessons at Stanford and San Jose State, and began teaching at the age of 16. He now performs throughout California with his trio, freely soloing with his right hand—while his left hand and feet play organ bass—in the same tradition as his organ idols, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Shirley Scott, and Jimmy Smith. Ho released his 1st CD Organic, which features guitarist Calvin Keys (Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal), drummer Lorca Hart and staple saxophonist Oscar Pangilinan.”

“A native of Berkeley, California, Bennett Friedman has been performing, writing and teaching music in the San Francisco Bay Area since the early 1960’s. He attended Berkeley High School, Berklee College of Music in Boston, and San Francisco State University, where he received a Master’s degree in Music (performance) in 1971. Bennett served three years in Washington, D.C. with the United States Army Band.

In the 1970’s and 80’s Bennett worked in horn sections backing such artists as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis Jr., Lou Rawls, The Temptations, and Michael Jackson among others. Bennett has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the California Symphony, and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.”

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