Date(s) - 05/12/2018
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Corazón Performing Arts
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Corazón Performing Arts is pleased to showcase the amazement of LKYM (formerly Yonatan) featuring:
- Yonatan Elkayam – vocals, upright bass, harmonica
- Léo Costa – drums
- David Urquidi – baritone saxophone
- Adam Zimmon – guitar
Playing with Yonatan you’re gonna learn something about yourself, and you’re gonna learn something about the musicians you are playing with; you’re gonna push your own boundaries, and you are gonna challenge yourself. It’s gives everyone an opportunity to be themselves and find out what they are capable of, remembering why you are a musician in the first place.
– Michael Jerome Moore (Better than Ezra, The Blind Boys of Alabama, John Cale)
Yonatan’s sound is a fresh daring slice of growling haunted jazzy blues rock…he is one of music’s revelations.
– The Huffington Post
Over the past couple of years his live performances have become a “one of a kind” must see, making him a staple in the LA music scene. His unique blend of psychedelic bluesy rock has been often compared to Tom Waits and Howlin’ Wolf singing Leonard Cohen songs w/ Mingus playing in the band Morphine…Besides writing and performing his new material Yonatan works endlessly as an artist, curator, collaborator, composer, producer, and engineer. He has worked with some of the music businesses finest, from John Cale of The Velvet Underground to War’s Lonnie Jordan courtesy of his work at Radio Recorders.
Léo Costa speaks it brilliantly. A Carioca (Rio de Janeiro native), his father led a samba school and Leo (pronounced [Lay’-oh]) was immersed in the culture and traditions of Brazilian drumming from a young age. He so happened to be good. With a growing affinity for American music, he moved to Boston to attend Berklee before settling in L.A. Leo understands the power of Concept, and is a fully-rounded drummer and musician.
If one were to describe the musical career of David Urquidi, it would be definitly be one filled with diversity. Born and raised in the big melting pot that is Los Angeles, it is easy to see why this is true. Whether it is traveling the world playing with the legendary band WAR, playing with great Jazz and Latin Jazz artists, or leading his own groups, Urquidi feels right at home.
Urquidi first began to play the saxophone at age 10. Beginning on the baritone saxophone, it was at this time that he began to take an interest in jazz. His grandfather, an avid jazz fan, bought him the records of Lester Young, Ben Webster, Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges. These recordings had a profound effect on his musical development.
In 2007, Urquidi began an important musical relationship with Lonnie Jordan, the leader of the 70’s supergroup “WAR”. Following the release of his solo album, Jordan hired Urquidi to play with his group called “The Lonnie Jordan WARtet”. Playing original arrangements of jazz standards and WAR repetoire, the WARtet played many concerts in the U.S. and Japan. In 2011, he was invited by Jordan to join the legendary band WAR. He can currently be seen playing saxophone and flute with the band all over the world. When he is not with WAR, Urquidi continues to work with his own groups as well as other artists. These great musicians have helped Urquidi form a diverse knowledge base that forms his musical voice.
As a saxophonist, Urquidi has performed and/or recorded with: WAR, Poncho Sanchez (2003-2005), James Moody, Hugh Masekela, San Diego Symphony, Sheila E., Andy Montanez, Jose Alberto “El Canario”, Average White Band, Taboo (of the Black Eyed Peas), Pete Escovedo Orchestra, FEAR, Fred Wesley, Cano Estremera, Linda Hopkins, Little Willie G., Francisco Aguabella, Lonnie Jordan WARtet, Nestor Torres, Steve Turee, Tiger Army, Jack Johnson, Tevin Campbell, Don Omar, Rico Rodriguez, Leonard Dillon “The Ethiopian”, Ernie Andrews, Joey DeFrancesco, John Santos, Oscar Hernandez, Jimmy Bosch, Oskar Cartaya, Bryan Lynch and numerous others.
Adam is a guitar master. Adam has played with some of the biggest bands in the music industry including Ziggy Marley, Colbie Callait, Shakira, Glen Campbell, Enrique Iglesias, Dido, Page McConnell(Phish), Vida Blue, Guitarist in house band for NBC’s “The Winner is”(2013), The Spam Allstars