Lorca Hart Organ Trio
Drummer Lorca Hart
grew up in a musical family in Taos, New Mexico.
He attended California Institute of the Arts, graduating
with a BFA in Jazz Percussion Performance.
While there he was able to study under Albert "Tootie" Heath, Joe La
Barbera, Charlie Haden, and Wadada Leo Smith.
Since then, Lorca has worked with
Ralph Moore, Carmen Lundy, Freddie Hubbard, Calvin Keys, Stanley
Jordan, Craig Handy, Herman Riley, Azar Lawrence, Red
Holloway, Plas Johnson, John Heard, Bennie Maupin, Phil Ranelin, Dave
Pike, Don Menza, Hugh Masekela, 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.
He was heard here previously with his trio featuring Josh Nelson and Edwin Livingston, the Dave Scott Quartet,
Dima, and the Johnnie Valentino/Kenneth Burgomaster/Michael Pedicin Quintet.
Guitarist Mike Scott
was born in Fukuoka, Japan while his father was stationed overseas. He
grew up in Ohio, New Jersey, and Arizona before moving to southern
California at the age of 18 to pursue a career in music. He studied at
Fullerton City College and transferred to the University of Southern
California where he earned a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music
Since graduating Mike has enjoyed a varied career performing,
recording, composing and teaching. He has performed throughout the
United States, recorded for television and film soundtracks, played as
a sideman for a number of CD projects and has had the opportunity to
perform with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Monica Mancini, Seamus
Blake, Matt Wilson, Abraham Laboriel, and Vince Mendoza. He has also
performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, and
the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.
Mike is currently a faculty member
at Fullerton College, and has released three CDs as leader or co-leader.
Hammond organist Brian Ho
began playing piano at the age of five, taking lessons at both Stanford
and San Jose State. By the age of sixteen, he began to play
professionally. One of the most influential
experiences he had was playing organ for an African American Baptist
Church for several years as a teenager.
Brian is fortunate to play with some of the finest musicians, including
Richie Cole, Calvin Keys, Akira Tana, Josh Jones, Leon Joyce, Jr., Dave
Ellis, Melicio Magdaluyo, Christian Tamburr, Peppe Merolla, Chuck
McPherson, Bob Kenmotsu, Terrence Brewer, Rick Vandivier, Wally
Schnalle, Nicholas Bearde, and Jason Lewis.
In 2012, Brian released his first CD entitled “Organic” which features guitarist Calvin Keys.