If you dug the Tuesday night jam we had back in June, then you’ll LOVE this. Come on by 2nd Street Jazz which is located in Little Tokyo! for a night of great music and great fun!
This time we feature singer Mao Shimizu and singer/multi-instrumentalist Amin El both doing their own set of music with our stellar band of some of LA’s finest musicians on the jazz scene! Just as before the featured show will be followed by a jam session. So, musicians, bring your instruments, singers bring your voices..lol..can you imagine someone actually leaving their voice at home? But, I digress..come out! Great music, great fun, great company in a cool venue where music is king! 5 dollar cover. See you there! 366 East 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
This is going to be one amazing night! The tribe will be performing at The Mint LA (TICKET INFO HERE) in the slot preceding an awesome Brooklyn-based band called Snarky Puppy! If you haven’t heard of them, you really should check them out! Truly fantastic stuff! We in One Tribe Nation are honored to be on the bill with them and and really looking forward to this show! We hope you’ll come out and bring friends as this is a very important night for the band. We’re planning the hard-release of our album,”We Are The One”, for shortly after that night. Check out the Snarks at this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67PMG2nVs4k
I am happy to announce that I have teamed up with the beautiful, talented and knowledgable Michelle Chua of Root 2 Rise Yoga! We have embarked on a venture of community and team building incorporating our combined passions of movement, music, and the desire to help people be more healthy.
Michelle offers several yoga classes throughout the week including the Monday morning Rise & Dance class for which I have been joining her on drums! We’ll be available, in the near future, for community/team building events, drum/dance circle facilitating for parties and other similar events. More news to come!
You can check out Michelle’s site at THIS LINK!
My band ,One Tribe Nation, will be at On The Rox Thursday night at 11:30PM for one searing set of songs from their album, “We Are The One” which is to be hard-released in May 2012. But if you purchase the download for $9.99 at the BAND’S WEBSITE, you can get into the gig for FREE! Just click on the “choose a price” link in the store and enter “$9.99″ and then leave us your name and contact info so we can have your name at the door! Gig starts at 11:30PM
Well, the Manila trip went really well! Fans loved the show and I had a little bit of time to check out the city. Not a lot, but a little. I’ll be posting some pics soon! Look out for those in the coming week as well as some clips from recent ZUR activity! ALSO news about the upcoming ONE TRIBE NATION record! FINALLY being mixed!
This will be my first visit to Southeast Asia in a very long time! I’ll be playing with the dynamic seven time Grammy Award-winning duo, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr! This will be a really fun how, so I highly recommend you check it out if you’re in that the Philippines at that time. If you’ve got friends and/or family there , please let them know. It’s a fun, and high quality musical performance! They’ll be glad they came. To my best knowledge, this is our only show in the Philippines. There was talk of another show but that show was not confirmed.
Oddly enough there exist some very effective weapons for spreading Peace. Music is one such “weapon”. My friend Kenwood Dennard would say that music is a type of “non-violent fist”.
So, I’m about about to do my part tonight and tomorrow and spread some peace down here in San Diego w/ my brother Lennox. Check the calendar for details. Come be peace with us.
Finally I’ve got some new music for you all to check out! In Summer 2009 I went to Japan for 2 months and did a lot of playing. Some friends and I had been trying to get together to work on some music for quite a while and I finally managed to get myself over there. We (the band AND the fans) enjoyed a lot of super-charged magical musical moments during that trip. We’d like to share some of those with you. I call this project the Phunk Organik Society. My friends Moto and Hiroshi spent the better part of 20 years playing on the Chicago RnB scene playing with Sugar Blue and Mavis Staples among others. These guys are the best of the best and I’m privileged to be able to play with them.
The download is free for anyone who signs up to receive the monthly(ish) newsletter. You’ll get updates about shows, clinics, and other new music once it’s available. You’ll also be the first to know when we have a show in YOUR area! Pretty cool,huh? IF, for some reason, you don’t receive the link for the free download in your inbox, email me back and I’ll see to it that you get it. Thanks so much for your support! Enjoy the music!