Sunday, November 3rd, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
CD release party!
The George Cotsirilos Trio
Guitarist George Cotsirilos, bassist Robb Fisher and drummer Ron Marabuto have been making astonishingly lovely music together for several years, and this date marks the release of their third CD as a unit. Join us for a beautiful and intense afternoon of music.
GEORGE COTSIRILOS: GUITAR. George has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz community for many years and has performed with a wide variety of artists, from San Francisco jazz fixtures like Eddie Marshall, Mel Martin, Pharaoh Sanders, and Mark Levine, to internationally recognized blues singer Etta James, cabaret singer Jane Olivor, Bill Evans bassist, Chuck Israels, and the jazz/soul vocal group, The Whispers. In addition to working as an accompanist, he was co-leader of the San Francisco Nighthawks, which included drummer Eddie Marshall, Bobby McFerrin pianist Paul Nagel, and former Cal Tjader bassist Robb Fisher. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Cotsirilos studied classical guitar privately through the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and jazz with renowned musician and educator, Warren Nunes.
ROBB FISHER: BASS. For over six years, bassist Robb Fisher toured and recorded with the legendary Cal Tjader, anchoring Cal’s Grammy Award winning album, “La Onda Va Bien” and Grammy Nominee album, “Gozame Pero Ya.” He has aslo worked extensively and recorded with such jazz and Latin luminaries as Chet Baker, Art Pepper, Carmen McCrae, Tania Maria, Clare Fischer, and Rob Schneidermann. Additional recordings on which he can be heard include San Francisco Nighthawks, featuring Eddie Marshall, on Monarch Records, Marty Erickson’s recent CD entitled, Smile, and Jeff Pitson’s, Invisible Love.
RON MARABUTO: DRUMS. One of the San Francisco jazz community’s most highly regarded drummers, Ron Marabuto has resided in both San Francisco and New York and has worked with a long list of jazz luminaries, including Pepper Adams, Roland Hanna, Tommy Flanagan, Steve Grossman, Ray Drummond, Rufus Reid, Mark Levine, Bruce Forman, Buddy Montgomery, Rob Schneidermann, and Warren Gale, among many others. A San Francisco area native, he is the son of noted jazz pianist, John Marabuto, and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.
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