Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Bayview jazz ensemble

Garrett Kobsef
Bayview resident Garrett Kobsef and the new Garrett Kobsef Bayview Jazz Ensemble will perform for the first time this Saturday at noon in the heart of the Bayview neighborhood on 3rd near Palou Avenue. The performance is part of the Mendell Plaza Presents events series.

Garrett is a highly-accomplished musician, composer and educator who earned the support of key community leaders in forming the jazz ensemble.

He has been a San Francisco resident since 2007, studied jazz music at the University of Southern California, and honed his craft in Los Angeles where he lived for nine years.

While his musical voice is fueled by the jazz tradition, Garrett is equally at home playing reggae, salsa, funk and hip-hop. While touring internationally, he co-founded the inimitable horn section Celebrity Hornz, and played roots reggae with Mikey Dread, The Abyssinians, Don Carlos, The Melodians, Leroy Sibbles, Cornell Campbell, Johnny Clarke and Sugar Minott.

Garrett has worked with many of Hollywood’s greatest voices including Bonnie Raitt, Michael Buble, Patti Austin, Kurt Elling, and Tierney Sutton. Legendary composers Gerald Wilson and Bill Holman sing Garrett’s praise.

His mentors include some of the most accomplished sax players of our time. He has contributed to countless recordings, appeared on television, and played some of the world’s grandest stages ... such as the fabled Glastonbury Festival, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Find more information online or call the Bayview Opera House at 824.0386.

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