Keys, Bass, Drums, Violin, Sax, Percussion, Guitar, Vocals
"Jazz Group of the Year" nominee (Oasis Jazz Awards) Lao Tizer Band is a group of all-star musicians from diverse geographic, ethnic, and musical backgrounds. Led by keyboardist, composer, recording artist, and former "Best New Jazz Artist" nominee Lao Tizer, the group performs almost entirely original music—available in instrumental arrangements or with vocals. They also perform in various configurations, ranging from a trio to an octet (and everything inbetween), offering a variety of programming with budgetary flexibility. Their new critically-aclaimed CD/DVD combo release (Songs From The Swinghouse) debuted at number eight on the Billboard Lazz Album Chart. The Lao Tizer Band is constantly touring and has performed at many premiere Southland venues and events such as the Playboy Jazz Festival, Levitt Pavilions, Newport Beach Jazz Festival, Brea Jazz Festival, Billboard Live, Manhattan Beach Summer Concerts, and Spaghettini . In addition, they have performed at many events across the US and the World such as the Cape Town Jazz Festival, Dubai International Jazz Festival, Jarasum International Jazz Festival (Soth Korea), Jakarta Internation Java Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, and Barbados Jazz Festival. Lao Tizer Band concerts are known for their high-energy and fun-filled approach, showcasing each of the musicians on the bandstand.