Lorca Hart Trio with special guest Harvey Wainapel

Drummer Lorca Hart grew up in Taos, New Mexico. Coming from a musical family, he was exposed to a variety of music and instruments as a child. He became serious about drums and jazz in high school.

He attended California Institute of the Arts from 1992 - 96, graduating with a BFA in Jazz Percussion Performance. While there he was able to study under Albert "Tootie" Heath, Joe La Barbera, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, and many others.

Since graduating he has kept busy working with many of Southern California's finest musicians including Calvin Keys, Herman Riley, Red Holloway, Plas Johnson, John Heard, Danny Grissett, Justo Almario, Bennie Maupin, Phil Ranelin, Dave Pike, Ralph Moore, Don Menza, Hugh Masekela, Bobby Rodriguez, the Clayton Brothers, Anthony Wilson, Julian Lage, Doug Webb, and the group that he co-leads with bassist Ryan Cross, the Cross Hart Jazz Experience.

Lorca can be heard on recordings by John Heard, Justo Almario, Hugh Masekela, Dave Pike, Ronald Muldrow, and the Cross Hart Jazz Experience.

He was heard here previously with the Dave Scott Quartet.


Pianist Josh Nelson has performed with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Ralph Moore, Christian McBride, Anthony Wilson, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Ernie Watts, Tom Scott, Alex Acuna, Abraham Laboriel, Seamus Blake, Matt Wlson, Jack Sheldon, and Peter Erskine.

Josh received his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Long Beach State University. While there he was privileged to study with jazz pianist Cecilia Coleman, as well as with jazz icons Buddy Collette and John Prince. Other mentors include Bill Cunliffe, Alan Pasqua, Putter Smith, and Benny Green.

Josh is the recipient of countless honors, awards, and scholarships. Recently, he received the $10,000 Tom Talbert Scholarship. In 2006, he was a semi-finalist in the prestigious International Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.

Drummer Peter Erskine said: "Josh is that rare young musician who has not only a wealth of study and experience under his belt (all but assuring him a prominent place in jazz music), but he also possesses those rarest of musical attributes: a touch, a tone, and a sound that are all identifiably his own."


Bassist Edwin Livingston is from Dallas, Texas and currently resides in Los Angeles.

He has performed and or recorded with: Elvin Jones, Ellis, Delfeayo, & Jason Marsalis, The Headhunters, Los Hombres Calientes (Grammy nominated Latin Jazz album 2001), National Assoc. of Negro Musicians Orchestra, The Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Donald Harrison Jr., Hubert Laws, Leni Stern, Lionel Loueke, David “Fathead” Newman, Justo Almario, Henry Butler, James Clay, Mulgrew Miller, Queen Latifah, Bill Cunliffe, Mike Wofford, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Joe LaBarbera, and Bill Summers.

He has released two CD’s as a leader, "The Edwin Livingston Group" and "Transitions".


The 1998 All Music Guide to Jazz calls saxophonist and clarinetist Harvey Wainapel ”one of the most promising and versatile players of his generation”.

Wainapel’s heavy involvement with the music of Brazil has led to performances with masters of the genre such as Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, and Dori Caymmi. In addition, he has also performed with jazz greats McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, Ray Charles, Johnny Coles and Joe Henderson, and he has toured more than 20 countries as a bandleader.

Harvey has released 3 CDs accompanied by musicians such as Kenny Barron, Larry Grenadier, Kenny Wollesen and the Metropole Orchestra.

He has appeared at Chez Hanny with Clarinet Thing, and with the Harvey Wainapel / Phil Grenadier Group.