Just Jazz Live Concert Series Presents A Tribute To Billy Higgins

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Just Jazz Live Concert Series Presents A Tribute To Billy Higgins

December 18 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday Nights will never be the same as the JazzCat LeRoy Downs, Mr Musichead Art Gallery and All Music Television present the Just Jazz Live After Work Concert Series with A Tribute To Billy Higgins with Eric Harland and Terrace Martin Wednesday, December 18th at the Mr Musichead Art Gallery on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. There will be 2 sets of music, 7:30p and 9p. Come early for a Wine Reception and Art Gallery tour and stay for the music. Visit www.justjazz.tv to check out upcoming shows, artists bios and performance schedules at The Just Jazz Live Music After Work Concert Series.Where Music & Art Meet. Every Wednesday beginning May 23, 2018. Doors open at 6pm. VIP Reserved guests receive guaranted seating and free beer and wine. Limited seating. Visit Just Jazz Records to purchase CD’s and vinyl of the artists who perform at the Just Jazz Live Concert Series at www.justjazzrecords.com

A Tribute To Billy Higgins with Eric Harland and Terrace Martin

Eric Harland Bio

Multi-Grammy Nominated Drummer, Eric Harland is the most «In demand drummer» of his generation. He has already been on close to 200 recordings at his age of 36.

Eric Harland has been recognized in the Boston Globe, New York Times, JazzTimes, Modern Drummer, All About Jazz, The New Yorker, DownBeat, L’uomo Vogue and other prominent publications.

It has been his privilege to share the stage with masters such as Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, MyCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Terence Blanchard, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Savion Glover, Bill Cosby and many others, as well as todays up and coming artist like Esperanza Spalding, Jane Monheit, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Stacie Orrico and so on.

His current list of performing groups are “JAMES FARM” with Joshua Redman, “PRISM” with Dave Holland and Kevin Eubanks, “SANGAM” with Charles Lloyd and Zakir Hussain, “Charles Lloyd New Quartet”, “OVERTONE” with Dave Holland, Jason Moran, Chris Potter and “VOYAGER” Eric’s own widely recognized group. But Eric doesn’t stop there, he also manages to fit in many collaborations with world renowned artist like Les Claypool “PRIMUS”, “DISPATCH” the band, John Mayer, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson from “AMERICAN IDOL” and etc.

Through Harland’s extensive travels, he has come to? realize that «The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation.»

When Eric Harland contributes… his intention is therefore to create the highest musical experience so?that every listener may have insight… into the musical moment.

Terrace Martin Bio

Terrace Martin is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor from Los AngelesCalifornia. He is perhaps best known for producing records for several prominent artists in the music industry, including Kendrick LamarSnoop DoggThe GameBusta RhymesStevie WonderCharlie WilsonRaphael SaadiqYG and most recently for jazz icon Herbie Hancock, among others. Martin is a multi-instrumentalist, whose music production embodies everything from funk and jazz to classical and soul. Martin recently released his sixth studio album Velvet Portraits on his newly formed label, Sounds of Crenshaw Records, through Ropeadope Records. Martin’s father is a jazz drummer and his mother is a singer. He grew up listening to a broad range of music, including John Coltrane and Parliament and began playing the piano at age six. At 13, producing his first tracks on his Casio CZ101 Keyboard and an E-mu SP-1200, Martin was encouraged to take up the saxophone and learned to play it by himself before enrolling into Santa Monica High School, to sharpen his musical skills. He transferred to Locke High School, to study under Reggie Andrews, where he became first chair of the All-State Jazz Band. As a child prodigy, Martin gained the interest of talk show host Jay Leno, who presented him with a scholarship and later purchased his first professional horn. After high school, Martin attended CalArts but decided school wasn’t for him and began touring with Puff Daddy and the gospel choir God’s Property.

Martin was recognized by Hollywood and music industry elites and found favor in the jazz world, where he played as a member of Billy Higgins‘ World Stage All-Stars. Martin’s big break came when he produced a Power 106 radio drop with Snoop Dogg. He scored a minor hit with 213’s “Joystick” and went on to become one of Snoop Dogg’s sought after producers, placing credits on R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece and Ego Trippin albums. In 2007, he signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records

Terrace Martin also tours with Robert Glasper and the group R+R=Now, performs regularly with fellow Los Angeles saxophonist, Kamasi Washington and is a fixture on the Los Angeles music scene.