~soundful colors & beyond~
"Open Door" (v26)
GARREN & COHAN
Ross Garren is a pianist, harmonicist, and composer currently residing in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.M. from the University of Southern California where he was named Outstanding Graduate in Composition. In addition to an active performing and recording schedule, he has released numerous solo records, has had his music featured on numerous television shows, and has served on staff at the Musician's Institute. Ross is a proud endorser of Seydel Harmonicas and Lone Wolf Blues Company effects pedals.
http://youtu.be/yUo3TEiNAq4 | http://www.rossgarren.com/
Hailing from Northern California in Los Altos, Brady Cohan moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to study guitar performance at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music where he later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio/Jazz Guitar Performance. While attending school, Cohan cofounded the New West Guitar Group (NWGG), a guitar ensemble that has since established itself as one of the premier groups of its kind in the world. After completing extensive touring, writing, and recording with NWGG (specifically four full-length albums of original material and multiple national and international tours), Cohan went on to do the same with some of the biggest names in music including Natalie Cole, Stanley Clarke, Stewart Copeland, Queen Latifah, Keyshia Cole, Cee Lo Green, and Wayne Brady, among many others. In 2012, he was selected as the guitarist for the American Idol TV show house band, thus beginning his performance career in television. After seasons 11 and 12 on American Idol, Cohan moved to the Dancing With The Stars house band for their eighteenth season which premieed in March of 2015. Despite his busy schedule as a guitar player, Cohan’s underlying passion and goal is to write scores for film and television. Garren and Cohan have released two full-length albums and one EP of original material as a duo.
MARK TURNBULL [Voice/Guitar/Storyteller]
Mark Turnbull was born in Glendale, California into a show business family, and made his professional acting debut at the age of five on CBS' The Jimmy Durante Show. His professional musical debut came at fifteen as guitarist for Glen Yarbrough. He quickly went on to serve as an opening solo act for Bud and Travis, Ian and Sylvia, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, the Dilliards, Muddy Waters, and many more of the leading club and concert acts of the period. Mark continues to produce original material and perform his one-man show along the West Coast.
TOBIAS BANKS [Guitar]
From classical compositions, to jazz interpretations, to original and adventurous improvisation, Tobias Banks’ guitar-playing embodies earnestness and a compulsion to draw outside the edges of the familiar.
PETE MORRIS [live painting]
"Morris painted on the spot portraits of the happening!"
--LA Jazz Scene
Social Hall @ First Presbyterian Church
2775 Lincoln Avenue, Alta Dena, CA
$12 cover ($3 special price for kids12&under)