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The Roy McCurdy Quintet

Ross Margitza piano
Mike Gurrola bass
Rickey Woodard sax
Roy McCurdy drums


Roy McCurdy is a national jazz treasure. Attend any club, university, festival or concert hall in the world where jazz is presented and mention his name and you'll see head nods and broad smiles. Since the early 60's an astonishing list of jazz luminaries with whom he has worked fills page after page. Included are Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Art Farmer, The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Oscar Peterson, Count Basie, Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and a 31 year stint with Nancy Wilson. As an educator he is an Adjunct Professor in Jazz Studies at USC and the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

Rickey Woodard is an American jazz saxophonist. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1980 on Woodard spent seven years with the Ray Charles band. A member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Woodard has also recorded with Frank Capp and as a member of Jeannie and Jimmy Cheatham's Sweet Baby Blues Band.

Mike Gurrola is the inheritor of a great jazz bass legacy. The music of Ray Brown inspired him to focus on the bass as a high school student, and he soon found himself under the mentorship of renowned bassist, composer, arranger, Grammy winner, and Brown protege John Clayton. Since 2013, Mike has toured and recorded with pianist Eric Reed and also stays busy with other jazz A-listers including Jeff Hamilton, Benny Green, Ralph Moore, Willie Jones III and Roy McCurdy. The Los Angeles native never fails to impress with maturity, musicianship, and experience that are beyond his years, a walking example of Clayton's mantra: "If you're good to the music, the music will be good to you."

Ross Margitza working pianist and instructor.

21+ NO cover 2 drink minimum. Plenty of free parking, full bar, tasty food, excellent sound, good vibes at the best little club in town.

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