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Free: Uncle Los Music
March 14, 2014
Soulful smooth jazz
Yoshi's Local Talent Series: FREE Live music in The Lounge 6:30-10:00pm!
On the heals of his broadly accepted debut album “Say Something” (up to 150 spins per week nationally for his first single “Pocket Presence”), Carlos “Uncle Los” Sanders has declared authoritatively that he does have a lot to say musically and he now intends to be heard.
The San Francisco keyboardist/songwriter/instrumentalist has worked as sideman for several Bay Area bands in the 90’s playing genres from Jazz to R&B. He later became keyboardist for vocalist Zoe Ellis and appeared on her 2007 release “Live at Anna’s Jazz Island”.
His gig highlights include a very successful date at Yoshi’s Oakland and various small local venues as well as established SF rooms with The Zoe Ellis Band including Bruno’s and Bimbo’s where they opened for legendary Jazz bassist Marcus Miller.
Because of the radio attention generated from the new album, Uncle Los Music is looking to bring the energy and execution found on the project to a live audience. In order to reach this end, he has enlisted the help of several highly talented and well-respected local musicians. Among these is drummer Jay Lane who is best known for his work with The Charlie Hunter Trio and currently with Les Claypool and Primus. Cedricke Dennis - whose musicianship and guitar technique is well known in bay area jazz circles. Clifford Brown III who is a well established and highly sought after trumpet player and arranger in his own right. And the monster bass player Victor Little whose highlights include tours with Joyce Cooling and Gino Vannelli. For vocal duties, nothing but the best when you can call on great male vocalist Mike Cheadle. The young and gifted local songstress Mickala Cheadle will skillfully carry the female vocal duties. Because of the level of respect and professionalism garnered by each of these fine musicians, their presence on the bill will not only aid in drawing an enthusiastic audience but also make for a fantastic show.
In support of the new album, Uncle Los Music is actively seeking bookings for summer and fall 2013. We hope you enjoy listening to the album “Say Something” and look forward to hearing from you soon to discuss dates.