Duke Of George presents
Latin Jazz keyboard Jam session (LJKJS) featuring Fabian Almazan and Grant Windsor
LJKJS is an energy packed ensemble that will get your blood pumping, your feet stomping and your mind turning.
Doors 6pm, Band at 7pm
Duke of George presents
Latin Jazz keyboard Jam session (LJKJS)
featuring Fabian Almazan and Grant Windsor
NYC artist Fabian Almazan and ex-London powerhouse Grant Windsor team up with a Perth rhythm section for a night of Latin Jazz at the George.
Skimming the best off the top of Latin and Jazz music and mixing the two, LJKJS is an energy packed ensemble that will get your blood pumping, your feet stomping and your mind turning. Featuring 2 keyboard players, bass and the combination of drums and percussion, the rhythms are infectious and the improvisation is fascinating and riveting.
Presenting music from Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and New York City, this show will be packed with excitement and gripping spontaneous interplay.
Fabian Almazan - Cuban-American pianist/composer Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in Havana where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition. He has toured his music extensively as well as accompanied artists such as Linda May Han Oh, Terence Blanchard, Gretchen Parlato, John Hollenbeck, Mark Guiliana, Dave Douglass, Avishai Cohen and Ambrose Akinmusire among others. His numerous awards include a Grammy nomination for his work on Terence Blanchard’s E-Collective album.
Grant Windsor - Grant has recently moved back to Perth after living in London and Melbourne for the last 20 years - he has played with Jose James, Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, Lior, Patti Austin, Guy Sebastian, Carole King, Pee Wee Ellis, Wretch 32 and Lizz Wright. Grant has also worked extensively as a producer with artists as diverse as Clare Teals (resulting in a No.1 in the iTunes Jazz, charts) and as a writer/sideman for the new Jose James record No Beginning, No End on Blue Note records, receiving a Downbeat award.
Chris Tarr - Percussion
Ben Vanderwal - Drums
Karl Florison - Bass