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Next to take the Exodus to Jazz stage ... Contemporary jazz artist Lao Tizer's TIZER with Karen Briggs

Continuing the diverse lineup of Exodus to Jazz, contemporary jazz keyboardist Lao Tizer with his band TIZER, joined by international violin star Karen Briggs, will hit the ETJ stage on October 22nd at 8:00 pm at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Lao Tizer is among an group of instrumentalists who are playing for diverse audiences with music tastes not easily categorized into standard jazz genres, bringing in influences from world music and other sources.

In addition leading his band, Tizer has performed worldwide alongside Isaac Hayes, Boney James, Zappa Plays Zappa, Wayne Shorter, George Benson, The Commodores, The Rippingtons, Bruce Hornsby, Jethro Tull, and Spyro Gyra. Karen Brigg's virtuoso violin adds an intensity to the band's performances. image from www.laotizer.com

The quartet presented at ETJ will also include Cuba-born percussionist Raul Pineda and Senegal-born bassist Cheikh N'Doyed. Pineda has performed with prominent leaders including by Michel Camilo, Giovanni Hidalgo, Claudio Roditi, Jimmy Haslip, Bobby McFerrin, Chico Freeman, Luis Conte, Juan Pablo Torres, Tata Guines and David Sanchez. NDoye is heavily influenced by the style of Jaco Pastorius and has performed with Russell Ferrante, Eric Marienthal, Dean Brown, Leni Stern, Frederic Yonnet and Randy Brecker. Another often member of TIZER, Chieli Minucci, will not be appearing, but he and his band will be hitting the ETJ stage on December 3rd (Tizer and Briggs also appear with Minucci's band Special EFX).

Here's a video of TIZER performing live in September of this year:

For this concert, Exodus to Jazz returns to the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Doors open 7:00 pm. Showtime will be 8:00 pm, with 2 one-hour sets. Ticket pricess: Patron , $35; Premium seating, $25; General Admission, $20. Tickets may be purchased online through BrownPaperTickets.com or at all That's T.H.E. Ticket locations.

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