The Joye of Jazz
The smash-hit daylong jazz festival returns to The Willcox! This year’s lineup features another best-of-the-best crop of up-and-coming jazz artists, all frequent performers at Lincoln Center and other famous New York jazz venues.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Jazz Brunch with Molly Miller
2:00 PM - 4:50 PM - Sam Reider and the Human Hands with Jorge Glem
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Headline Performance:
Bryan Carter and the Young Swangers
*Handful of Keys:
About the Artists
Since Dr. Molly Miller picked up a guitar at age seven, she’s been captivating audiences with her sophisticated and raw style.
She’s one of Los Angeles’s most sought-after musicians, recording and touring with artists such as Jason Mraz and The Black Eyed Peas. She’s played for thousands at the Hollywood Bowl, Telluride Music Festival, and Planeta Atlantida. When she’s not on tour, Miller heads her own trio, featured on NPR’s Fresh Air. Miller is also the Chair of the Guitar Department at Los Angeles College of Music.
Sam Reider and the human hands
with jorge Glem
The Human Hands are a collective of virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY. Along with Reider, they include violinist Alex Hargreaves (Turtle Island Quartet, Sarah Jarosz, Béla Fleck), saxophonist Eddie Barbash (Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Jon Batiste and Stay Human), guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman, Darol Anger, Aoife O'Donovan), mandolinist Dominick Leslie (Michael Daves, Tony Trischka, The Deadly Gentlemen), guitarist Roy Williams (Stephane Wrembel), and bassist Dave Speranza (Jim Campilongo).
Cuatrista, mandolinista, arranger, composer and musical producer, born in Cumaná, Sucre state, Venezuela. He began his musical training at the age of 6; he studies cuatro with teachers Eberto Zapata and Alexander Mariña and mandolin under the guidance of Professor Ángel Luis Piñero. In 2004 he achieved the first place, "Best Cuatrista -Best Musical Group", in the Llanera El Silbón de Oro Music Festival "and the second place in the I International Sowing of the Four Competition; in the edition of the following year he wins the first place of traditional tuning.
In 2008, he participated in the 2nd Cuatro Encuentro at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, in San Juan, along with Edwin Colón Zayas and made a concert of four Puerto Rican and four Venezuelan with Christian Nieves. It is a member of C4 Trío; Saul Vera and his Ensemble; Assembly of the National Radio of Venezuela; César Orozco and his Kamarata Jazz; Marco Granados; inCayapa; Alexis Cárdenas and Trío Fusiones.
He has participated as a companion of several groups in the country, among which stand out: the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Ensamble Gurrufío, Serenata Guayanesa and El Cuarteto. He has also accompanied prestigious musicians and singers, such as Cheo Hurtado, Aldemaro Romero, Leo Blanco, Huáscar Barradas, Alirio Díaz, Saúl Vera, Ruperto Tico Páez, Toñito Naranjo, Alberto Cheché Requena, Jaime Martínez, María Rodríguez, Hernán Marín, Rafael Chicken Brito and Lilia Vera, among many others.
In 2005, under the title Jorge Glem. Cuatro sentido offers his first musical production as a soloist and in 2009 he released his second solo album under the auspices of the La Siembra del Cuatro International Competition. As a guest, he has participated in more than 40 productions with groups and musicians such as Guaco, Ensamble Gurrufío, Quartet of Clarinets of Caracas, Ofelia del Rosal, Ed Simon, Gerardo Rosales, Christian Nieves, Alberto Cheché Requena, Alexis Cárdenas and Aquiles Báez.
Bryan Carter and the Young swangers
An energy and fire that can't be contained, Bryan Carter & The Young Swangers are expanding audiences in the name of Jazz. With sold-out performances around the globe, these young musicians are showing that jazz is alive and well