Food, Wine & Cigar Festival 2012
SAX PACK with Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole & Marcus Anderson
The Sax Pack was originated in 2004 by saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa who called on some of his saxophone peers to start this new group. Sax Pack has released two CDs and in 2012 features Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole & Marcus Anderson.
Alex Bugnon is a Contemporary jazz keyboard player who grew up going to the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown of Switzerland. After two years of attending the Paris Conservatory of Music, he then moved to the U.S., and went to the Berklee School of Music, while performing in gospel groups. As a session musician, he spent four years in New York backing urban and jazz performers such as Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, James Ingram, and Keith Sweat.
Joey Sommerville has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists including mega-rock group Phish. He was also featured as the instrumental soloist on Cirque de Soleil’s Grammy-nominated and Juno Award winning album, Algeria. His musical essence lies in the Baptist church. “The Get Down Club” the latest offering is an iconic, forward thinking contemporary jazz featuring funk, gospel and bop influences delivered with pop sensibilities.
Elan Trotman grew up in the paradise island of Barbados where he grooved to calypsos, reggae and local music. He began piano lessons at the age of 7 and picked up the saxophone five years later. He has quickly become one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers and continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. He is a 3-time winner of the New England Urban Music Award for Best Jazz Male and was nominated for a Boston Music Award in 2010 for Best Jazz Male. He was also the winner for the Instrumentalist of the Year (Barbados) in 2011.
Matt Marshak is a native of Long Island, New York and grew up on rock ‘n’ roll music in a home full of musicians. Once out of college, he performed a variety of musical styles with New York’s top original bands and artists. Along with his freshest and cohesive work, ‘Urban Folktales’, he has also been working on an all-acoustic guitar, new age and winter-themed music, as well as what promises to be a beefy, juicy modern blues record. Marshak is proud to be part of the new music scene growing on eastern Long Island.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 – 12:00 – noon
Gardena City Hall, Front Lawn, 1700 W 162nd St, Gardena, California 90247