The Lao Tizer Band

Fri, Jul 19

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Lao Tizer - keys Elliott Yamin - vocals Phillip Whack - sax, flute Tony Austin - drums Munyungo Jackson - percussion Anthony Crawford - bass "Jazz Group of the Year" nominee, The Lao Tizer Band, make their return to Ventura's premier jazz venue The Grape on Friday, July 19 in support of their forthcoming August 2024 album & video release AMPLIFY. The new release is a major evolution for the group and includes 5 new original vocals and 4 new original instrumentals, with an all-star cast. The project was recorded and filmed all LIVE at legendary EastWest Studios in Hollywood with simultaneous 7-camera video shoot and a legendary cast of musicians. Joining keyboardist, bandleader and former "Best New Jazz Artist" nominee, Lao Tizer (Special EFX, Down To The Bone) for the show are American Idol star, Elliott Yamin - vocals, drum phenom, Tony Austin (Kamasi Washington), Grammy-winning percussion legend, Munyungo Jackson (Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder), saxophonist and flutist, Phillip Whack (Simon Phillips, The Temptations), and Rolling Stone "2022 Bassist of the Year" nominee, Anthony Crawford (Jeff Lorber, Erykah Badu). Please join us as the group takes you on a high-energy musical ride through a variety of flavors and styles with an all-star cast of musicians in the wonderfully warm atmosphere at The Grape.