THE AZAR LAWRENCE EXPERIENCE
WINDY BARNES FARRELL
Some time after John Coltrane’s death his pianist, McCoy Tyner, wanted another saxophonist to play with. Azar Lawrence was the man Tyner picked, and his powerful new album reminds us why…You’ll be returning to this excellent disc [Elementals] as often as saxophonists return to John Coltrane.” Chris Pearson, The Sunday Times (London) April 20, 2018.
Azar was a young music prodigy, lovingly tutored by his mother, who taught music and led their church choir. At age 5, he played violin in the Los Angeles Junior Symphony, then viola, but his ears were turned to the saxophone at age 13. Azar spent his teen years immersed in jazz at the home of his best friend, none other than the late Reggie Golson, son of the great composer/arranger/saxophonist, Bennie Golson. From then on it was jazz, jazz and more jazz!
WINDYS’ luxurious vocals move effortlessly from Jazz to Pop, to R&B and Gospel. It’s easy to see why she is one of the most sought after singers around the globe. WINDY has been well received throughout ASIA, including Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Shanghai, Beijing, Macau and Thailand. She most recently headlined the Dakar-Goree Jazz festival in Senegal.
WINDY has been featured extensively on tour with the highest grossing balladeer in the world, JULIO IGLESIAS. She has traveled the world many times over with one of the most imitated, respected and endearing singer/songwriter/musician of the 21st century, STEVIE WONDER. In addition, she stopped the show night after night while performing the steamy duet “We’re Not Making Love Anymore” with one of the most soulful Rock turned R&B singer ever, MICHAEL BOLTON. It stands to reason why the unique vocal stylings of WINDY BARNES is recognized all over the world whether on film, television, radio, CD, DVD, and now digital downloads.
NILS, one of contemporary Jazz’ most well known and revered musicians, who for nearly 20 years as a solo artist has been a force to be reckoned with, achieving major accolades along the way, most notably from Billboard, scoring the esteemed charts song of the decade, 2000-2010 (“Pacific Coast Highway”), song of the year, 2011 (“Jump Start”) and over 15 top 20 radio hits.
Nils has headlined some of the largest festivals and clubs across the US and Europe throughout his stellar career, sharing the stage as well as recording with many titans of the industry including George Benson, Dave Koz, Chante Moore, Rick Braun, Nathan East, The Temptations, and countless others.
JAZZ IN P!NK
Jazz In Pink is the world-renowned, all-female, all Star band based in Los Angeles, CA. In just six years, Jazz In Pink has emerged as one of the world's most prominent and popular all-female, ensembles. They enjoy a growing social media presence on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
Jazz In Pink delivers a mixed genre which is primarily Jazz with soul, R&B, symphonic, rock and hip hop undertones. The band's core members are Gail Jhonson, Althea René, Maria Antoinette, and Karen Briggs. Since 2008, Jazz In Pink has not only performed throughout the country and around the world, but has worked to fill learning, social, and cultural gaps through community outreaches and events.