Playing drum set at producer/composer/DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe’s first Church LA of 2013 at Venice’s Del Monte Speakeasy on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Special guests include vocalist Nia Andrews (Janelle Monae/Common), bassist Freddie Washington (Herbie Hancock/Patrice Rushen) and saxophonist Walter Smith III (Ambrose Akinmusire/Terence Blanchard) + surprises. The evening also features international DJ Ge-ology spinning before, between and after the live music sets.
Thursday 24 January
Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Ave, Venice CA 90291 (Basement Level)
Commentary: It is a treat to play with one of my idols and good friend Mark de Clive-Lowe but when he invites musicians like legendary bassist Freddie Washington and sax phenom Walter Smith III, I’m beside myself. I think I can speak for Church regular (and first lady) Nia Andrews when I say that we are looking forward to exploring some new territory on this particular Church. And there are so many amazing musicians in LA, I may even get the opportunity to step aside on the second set and watch a surprise drum legend go to work. Who knows? One thing is certain; this night will be fire. I highly recommend. Five stars.