Steve Lehman Trio and David Virelles Perform at Sam First

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Internationally renowned Cuban pianist David Virelles teams with critically acclaimed jazz group Steve Lehman Trio as a special guest for back-to-back evening performances, happening Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm at Sam First jazz and cocktail bar in Los Angeles. 

Fronted by saxophonist and Herb Alpert School of Music faculty Steve Lehman, the trio, recognized in The New York Times’ “Top 10 Jazz Recordings” list of 2019 for its album The People I Love, is rounded out with Karl McComas-Reichl on bass and Damion Reid on drums. Their performance with Virelles, who was named a 2021 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts recipient, promises a sonic experience “at the very cutting-edge of modern jazz.” 

Virelles, a New York-based pianist and composer, weaves folkloric musical tradition from his native Cuba with American jazz. He has composed thought-provoking works celebrated for their “deep cultural grounding” and has been referred to by legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés as a “genius.” In 2017, Virelles was named the #1 Rising Star in the piano category by DownBeat magazine.

Note: Separate tickets are required for each show. Shows are 21+. 

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As digital content and social media producer, Taya enjoys lifting up the stories and accomplishments of CalArts' students, alums, and faculty. She fancies herself a visual artist but is really more of an overzealous collector of art supplies.

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