Posts Tagged ‘Karen Briggs’

 

Hailing from Boulder, CO, keyboardist Lao Tizer’s career spans nine albums over nearly a quarter century. From the 2007 album “Diversify,” which showcased the multi-faceted, richly textured musicality of an already celebrated career, to 2009’s minimalist “Passages,” and the pulsating full band of 2012’s “Downbeat,” this ensemble of world-renowned musicians has no limits. Their latest, “Songs from the Swinghouse,” recorded live in just three days at Conway Studios in Hollywood, California, takes Tizer’s vision to a new level. The jazz and world-fusion group adds rock to its repertoire with a sizzling new collection of eleven songs.

Tizer’s regular collaborators, celebrated in their own right, include: Chieli Minucci, the three-time Emmy-winning and Grammy® Award-nominated guitarist and composer; Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal, who is a permanent member of the Chick CoreaElektric Band; longtime member and EWI/saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Steve Nieves; and violinist Karen Briggs, who has graced the stage with Yanni, Diana Ross, Wu-Tang Clan, Chaka Khan and more. Tizer also credits the powerhouse rhythm section (bass players include Grammy® Award-nominee Ric Fierabracci and Cheikh NDoye, Grammy® Award-nominated drummer Gene Coye, and percussionist Munyungo Jackson) with underpinning the dynamic force and arrangements for the project.

Ultimately, Lao Tizer eschews the formulaic. “I try and just stay true to my muse and to use every bit of my facility to create great music that hopefully has its own voice and continues to evolve as I continue to evolve as a person. It’s very reflective of me, it’s all I’ve done all my life.”

Blue Pyramid Productions is proud to have keyboardist Lao Tizer, guitarist Chieli Minucci, and violinist Karen Briggs headlining the 2nd performance in the 4th season of the Church Street Jazz Series at The Attucks Theatre in Downtown Norfolk.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 08:00 PM

Attucks Theatre, 1010 Church St, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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Among the amazing line up of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday 2018 are the smooth jazz artists Marcus Miller, Lao Tizer Band feat. Chieli Minucci,  Karen Briggs and Nelson Rangell, Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers, Danny Kusz, Adam Hawley.

October 18 – 21, 2018

Coachman Park, 301 Drew St, Clearwater, Florida 33755

The Skip Walker Band with Kia Walker, Derrick Gardner with the John Brown Quintet, Karen Briggs

Saturday, July 07, 2018 – 5:00 pm

Julian Vaughn, Warren Wolfe with the John Brown Quintet, Althea René and Elan Trotman

Sunday, July 08, 2018 – 5:00 pm

2649 Island Dr, N Topsail Beach, North Carolina 28460

The 8-day Clifford Brown Jazz Festival features a variety of jazz, including on the Main Stage: The Lao Tizer Band featuring Chieli Minucci, Eric Marienthal & Karen Briggs

Friday, June 22, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Rodney Square, 1100 N Market St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

A Celebration of Black Music 2018

is featuring Jazz All-Stars with Peabo Bryson, Eric Darius, and Brian Simpson

Avery Sunshine

Friday, June 08, 2018 – 7:00 PM

is featuring Special EFX-All-Stars with Chieli Minucci, Phil Perry, Maysa, Marion Meadows, Gerald Veasley, Karen Briggs and Lao Tizer

Pieces of A Dream

Saturday, June 09, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

The Chino Hills 2nd Annual Jazz & Blues Music Festival features a variety of musicians, including the Lao Tizer Band featuring Karen Briggs

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 3:00 pm

Big League Dreams Park, 16333 Fairfield Ranch Rd, Chino Hills, California 91709

Paul Taylor, Karen Briggs, Gerald Veasley, Brian Simpson & Jackiem Joyner

Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 7:00 pm

Eric Roberson, Cindy Bradley, Nick Colionne, Marcus Johnson and Josh Vietti

Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 5:00 pm

Martini Blu, 5060 W FM 1960, Houston, Texas 77069