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LAHO Group at Sam First

Posted by Sam First on July 27, 2018


Sam First
6171 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(424) 800-2006


Fri, August 31, 2018
8:00 pm

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The LAHO Group (LA / Holland) has been founded by Dutch jazz drummer Kevin van den Elzen. Before and during his studies in LA he continued to expand his roster of musicians that he played with. Most notable are Dick Oatts, Bob Mintzer, Nick Mancini and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra. He came to Los Angeles in 2015 for his master studies at the Thornton School of Music at USC. There he met tenor saxophonist Mike Lebrun. Lebrun was a semifinalist in the 2013 Thelonious Monk Competition and is a featured soloist on the 2016 Michael Buble album “Nobody But Me”. Before coming to LA, Van den Elzen met pianist Adam Hersh and bassist Max Kraus through the Keep An Eye Jazz Competition hosted by the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Kraus came to USC to follow his master studies at USC as well. Kraus has been studying with Darek Oales and Vince Mendoza. Since his move to Los Angeles, he has been playing intensively in the LA Jazz scene. Hersh studied at Cal State Northridge with Josh Nelson and has been playing with his own groups around town, but also with musicians such as Bob McChesney, Dave Robaire and the latest adition to the group is trombone player Ido Meshulam. Meshulam graduated from Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in 2016. He has performed with a.o. Billy Childs, John Beasley and Bill Cunliffe....

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