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The Los Angeles Jazz Collective kicks off it's Memorial Weekend Festival at the Blue Whale in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, May 26th, 2011 with three stellar bands. $10 cover charge, no minimum, 21 & over. Brian Swartz will be hosting Thursday's lineup featuring some of LA's most amazing jazz talent! At 9pm The Brian Carmody Trio featuring Nick Mancini: Brian Carmody-drums Ben Cassorla-guitar Ryan McGillicuddy-bass Nick Mancini-vibraphone At 10pm The Daniel Rosenboom Septet: Daniel Rosenboom-trumpet Brian Walsh-clarinet Gavin Templeton-alto sax Jon Armstrong-tenor sax Hamilton Price-bass Matt Mayhall-drums At 11pm The World Premiere of Brian Swartz & The Swartzestra - LA's newest & hottest big band Brian Swartz - leader, arranger, and trumpet Saxes: Kim Richmond, Ben Burget, Justo Almario, Keith Fiddmont, Adam Schroeder Trombones: Dave Ryan, Martin Sullivan, Ben Devitt, Steve Hughes Trumpets: Mike McGuffey, Jonathan Bradley, Daniel Rosenboom, Jeff Kaye, Josh Aguiar Rhythm: Todd Hunter-piano, Ryan McGillicuddy-bass, Bill Wyzaske-drums
Live internet radio interview today at 1pm Pacific time. Go to this site at 1pm Pacific time to listen in on the live interview: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/msbridgettelewis
Bio: Brian Swartz is a 2nd generation trumpeter. His father, CMSgt Lawrence Swartz was a 30 year trumpeter in the USAF. Brian’s early exposure to music made a profound influence on him and he started playing trumpet at 10. He graduated from Armijo H.S. in 1986 and began his music education at ...See Full Bio