UPDATED 11/23/2015: Kathleen Grace will no longer be performing on this evening. The Josh Nelson Trio will perform with Larry Koonse and Pat Senatore.
Pianist Josh Nelson is a rare young talent with a unique touch and sound that is undeniably his own. He recently toured with the incomparable Natalie Cole. His resume includes stints with: Anthony Wilson, Ernie Watts, Tom Scott, Jack Sheldon, Peter Erskine, Queen Latifah, and Sara Gazarek – to name a few.
Guitarist Larry Koonse has been playing the guitar since he was seven years old. He is a member of Billy Child's landmark chamber sextet which released a CD entitled “Lyric” featuring Brian Blade and received a grammy nomination for instrumental jazz album of the year. He has toured/recorded with Mel Torme, Terry Gibbs, Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Childs, John Patitucci, David Friesen, Karrin Allyson, Warne Marsh, the Percy Faith Orchestra, Cleo Laine, Al Hirt, Jimmy Rowles, Lee Konitz, Larry Goldings, Alan Broadbent, Ray Brown, Bill Perkins, Toots Thielemanns, Rod Stewart, Clay Jenkins, Linda Ronstadt, David Friesen, Bob Sheppard, Charlie Haden and many other jazz artists. His solo guitar work was featured throughout Crazy, a feature film chronicling the life of the great guitarist Hank Garland.
Bassist, Pat Senatore, is the Artistic Director for Vibrato who is known for his impeccable sense of time, velvet sound and technical mastery. His extensive resume includes stints with Stan Kenton, The Tijuana Brass, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Eddie Harris, Joe Pass…to name a few. He also owned and operated his own jazz club, Pasquale’s, on the beach in Malibu.