Lorca Hart Trio with special guest Harvey
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
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
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
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 CDs as a leader, "The Edwin Livingston Group" and
The 1998 All Music Guide to Jazz calls saxophonist and clarinetist Harvey
Wainapel one of the most promising and versatile players of
Wainapels 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.