Time: September 9, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Street: 5905 Wilshire Blvd
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://www.lacma.org
Phone: 323) 857-6000
Event Type: free, outdoor, jazz, concert
Organized By: LACMA
Latest Activity: Sep 5, 2016
Azar Lawrence Quintet - Azar Lawrence, tenor & sop saxes
Featuring Nolan Shaheed, trumpet; Theo Saunders, piano;Alphonse Mouzon, drums & Henry the "Skipper" Franklin, bass.
Saxophonist and recording artist Azar Lawrence is best known for his work with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Elvin Jones, and McCoy Tyner. Lawrence joined Tyner's band as tenor saxophonist following John Coltrane’s death. Lawrence maintains a busy international touring schedule following the release of his most recent recording The Seeker. The much awaited Elementals is due out late Fall.
Joining Azar are veteran musicians; all leaders; that have produced and recorded their own music but also performed and recorded with major artist. Nolan Shaheed was Stevie Wonder's Music Director for many years. Alphonse Mouzon, played with Azar together in McCoy Tyner's Band and was a member of Weather Report. The "Skipper" recorded Grazin in the Grass with Hugh Masekela and Theo Saunders has conducted, composed and directed artistic endearvors including dance and cabaret programs. He has performed with countless numbers of the whose whom of musicians such as Mike Stern, Freddie Hubbard, and Rashied Ali, among many others.
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