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Azar Lawrence Experience Celebrates Coltrane

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Corazón Performing Arts

125 South Topanga Canyon Boulevard

Topanga, CA 90290

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Not familiar with Lawrence? get hip now. A saxophonist whose played w/everyone from Horace Tapscott, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner & Miles Davis

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"Some time after John Coltrane’s death his pianist, McCoy Tyner, wanted another saxophonist to play with. Azar Lawrence was the man Tyner picked, and his powerful new album reminds us why” ~The Times

🎵🎷🎶🎹 JaZz!! IN TOPANGA CANYON AT CORAZON PERFORMING ARTS!! SATURDAY, SEPT 21st, 9pm

THE AZAR LAWRENCE EXPERIENCE CELEBRATES COLTRANE

Azar is back with a hot new sound and the fans are going crazy! They just returned from their Austria, Germany, DC, & Baltimore tour and recently had a hot show at The Central Avenue Jazz Festival In Los Angeles and another in NYC for 4 nights at New York City's infamous 'The Jazz Standard'.

Tiffany Austin, Vocals

Brian Swartz, Trumpet

Theo Saunders, Piano

Yayo Morales, Drums

Gerald Brown, Bass

"Azar Lawrence flashes soul-filled, spiritual tenor and soprano chops with a brand of fire that’s riveting and timeless. For those not familiar with Lawrence, get hip now. Here’s a saxophonist who has played and recorded with everyone from Horace Tapscott and Elvin Jones to McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis.~ Frank Alkyer, Downbeat Jazz

RESERVE YOUR ADVANCE TIX!!! (ALSO AVAILABLE AT DOOR:) For more info email gio@corazonperformingarts.com . WIne comes with ticket price, and you may bring in your own beverages too (no hard alcohol).

AZAR LAWRENCE: Embarking upon his musical journey as a very young man, Azar Lawrence honed his craft among musicians who would be remembered as larger than life: Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, and John Coltrane to name a few. Lawrence composed, produced and performed with jazz luminary McCoy Tyner for over five priceless years and for three years with the late great Elvin Jones, two-thirds of the classic John Coltrane Quartet made an indelible mark on Lawrence's life and music, imbuing him with a spirituality that would last a life time.

While still a teenager, he began playing with legends and, at just 17, he played his first professional gigs abroad with Clark Terry and Muddy Waters. By age 21, Lawrence had worked with War, Ike & Tina Turner, and Charles Watts 103rd St Band. Lawrence would follow that playing for almost the next decade with two Coltrane alumni, drummer Elvin Jones and pianist McCoy Tyner. In 1974, Lawrence recorded with Miles Davis on Dark Magus: Live at Carnegie Hall, performed on Marvin Gaye's Here My Dear and saw his compositions recorded by Stanley Turrentine and Earth, Wind & Fire, among many others.

BRIAN SWARTZ: Trumpeter Brian Swartz has appeared on multiple Grammy nominated and winning recordings with artists including The Dixie Chicks, John Beasley's Monk'estra , and Kim Richmond's Concert Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed or recorded with Michael Bublé, Saint Motel, Patti Labelle, Natalie Cole, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Luckman Jazz Orchestra, Jose Rizo’s Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars and many more.

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