Events 2016 – 2010

2016

JANUARY

January 7 LADO B featuring Catina DeLuna at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)
January 13 LADO B TV Interview for Rede Globo (Brasil)
January 17 Recording Session with Woody Aplalnap
January 18 Recording Session for Johannes Luley
January 20 LADO B TV Interview for Planet Brazil
January 22 with Hadrien Feraud’s Band at NAMM Show Special Concert (M# Live Event Center, Anaheim, CA)
January 23 Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO early set (6:30-8:30p) (Bel Air, CA)
January 27 LADO B Interview NPR
January 30 with Vikki Carr at Carmel, IN.

FEBRUARY

February 14 GRAMMY AWARDS NOMINEE RECEPTION
February 15 GRAMMY AWARDS CEREMONY
February 20 with Vikki Carr in San Antonio, TX
February 26 with Ron Stout’s Quartet at VIBRATO, (Bel Air, CA)
February 27 with Rob Lockhart’s Quartet at VIBRATO, (Bel Air, CA)

MARCH

March 3 with Benn Clatworthy’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)
March 5 with Kay Palmer’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)
March 9 Guest appearance with Saugus High School Jazz Band (Saugus, CA)
March 12 with Howie Sheer’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)
March 20 Recording Session with Marco Renteria (JB Studios, Burbank, CA / Otmatik Sound, Santa Clarita, CA)
March 22 Duet with Jeff D’Angelo at VIBRATO early set (6:30-8:30p) (Bel Air, CA)
March 24 with Teka at LA Athletic Club, (Downtown LA, CA)

APRIL

April 1 Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO early set (6:30-8:30p) (Bel Air, CA)
April 9 Lado B featuring Catina DeLuna at THE BLUE WHALE (Little Tokyo, LA, CA) – Catina’s B’Day Concert!!!
April 14 Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO early set (6:30-8:30p) (Bel Air, CA)
April 16 with Gregg Arthur’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)
April 17 with Aaron Serfaty’s Band at THE BLUE WHALE (Little Tokyo, LA, CA) – Aaron’s B’Day Concert!!!
April 21 with Jason Bruns’ Collective (Private Event)
April 22 Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO early set (6:30-8:30p) (Bel Air, CA)
April 29 with Tommy Walker’s Group at Shepherd University (Glendale, CA)
April 30 with Carol Welsman’s and James Thorme (Private Event) (Palm Springs, CA)

MAY

May 4 with Daria at E-SPOT (Studio City, CA)
May 7 with Doug Webb’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)
May 10 with Lia Branly at CATALINA JAZZ & GRILL (Hollywood, CA) CD RELEASE PARTY
May 14 – 18 Solo Appearances and Workshops in Auckland, New Zealand.
May 20 – 21 with Lee Ritenour in Seul, Korea (Hyundai Stage)
MAy 25 – June 5 with Lee Ritenour, European Tour

JUNE

June 1 – 5 with Lee Ritenour, European Tour
June 9 with Rob Lockhart’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)
June 10 Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO early set (6:30-8:30p) (Bel Air, CA)
June 11 with Doug Webb’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)
June 15 with Nan Swartz’s Orchestra featuring Tierney Sutton, Michael Dees and Arturo Sandoval at VIBRATO (Bel Air)
June 21 Recording Session with Sylvia Brooks at Tritone Studios (Burbank, CA)
June 23 with David Ross’ Quartet at LA Athletic Club (Downtown LA, CA)
June 24 Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO early set (6:30-8:30p) (Bel Air, CA)
June 26 Otmaro Ruiz’s Quintet featuring Larry Koonse, Ana Barreiro, Sezin Ahmet and Katisse Buckingham at THE BLUE WHALE (Little Toyo, Downtown LA, CA) Otmaro’s B’Day Concert!!!!
June 30 with Gregg Arthur’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)

JULY

July 2 with Bob McChesney’s Band (Private Event)
July 6 with Hadrien Feraud’s Band at THE BAKED POTATO (Studio City, CA)
July 9 LADO B at Casa Arjona, (Long Beach, CA)
July 16 with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO early set (6:30-8:30p) (Bel Air, CA)
July 19 with Jimmy Branly’s Trio at MAMBOS (Burbank, CA)
July 23 with Carl Saunders’ Quartet at Rancho Mirage CV Theater
July 24 with Kelly Che’s Group (Private Event)
July 29 Recording Session with Asami (Otmatik Sound, Santa Clarita, CA)
July 29 Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO early set (6:30-8:30p) (Bel Air, CA)
July 30 Recording Session for Douye (Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA)

AUGUST

August 1-3 Recording Session with Massimo DeAngelis (Otmatik Sound, Santa Clarita, CA)
August 8 Instructional Video Session
August 17 with Alex Sill’s Band at THE BLUE WHALE (Little Tokyo, Downtown LA, CA)
August 20 LADO B featuring Catina DeLuna at LACMA Concert Series (LA, CA)

SEPTEMBER

September 12 – 18 with Lee Ritenour’s Band JAPAN TOUR (Tokyo Blue Note, Fukuoka Blue Note, Kanawawa Jazz Festival)
September 20 – 25 with Lee Ritenour’s Band in Beijing Blue Note (China)

OCTOBER

October 1 with Vikki Carr at Cerritos Performance Arts Center (Los Angeles, CA)
October 12 – 16 Lado B featuring Catina DeLuna, CALIFORNIA BAY AREA SHOWS TBA
October 18 with Kevin O’Neil and Patrice Quinn at CATALINA BAR AND GRILL (Hollywood, CA)
October 22 Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA) (early set)
October 25-27 Recording Session for Akira Jimbo CD Project.
October 28 Recording Session for Akira Jimbo & Brian Bromberg Bombo III CD Project.
October 30 with Norm Freeman’s Band (St. Columbus Episcopal Church, Camarillo, CA)
October 20 with Lia Branly’s Band at BAKED POTATO, (Studio City, CA)

NOVEMBER

November 3 with Carl Saunders Sextet at SHERATON GATEWAY LOS ANGELES (CA)
November 5 with Doug Webb’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)
November 6 Otmaro Ruiz’s Trio with Chris Wabich and Sezin Turkmenoglu at HOSON (Tustin, CA)
November 11 with Rob Lockart’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA)
November 20 with Vikki Carr at ARCADA THEATER (Charles, IL)
November 26 with Bob Sheppard’s Quartet at VIBRATO (bel Air, CA)

DECEMBER

December 10 Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA) (early set)
December 21 Recording session with Douye at Capitol Records (Angelo Metz, producer)
December 23 Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (Bel Air, CA) (early set)

2015

JANUARY

With Carlos Fischer’s Group at CASA ARJONA, Long Beach, CA (1/17)
With Joey Heredia’s Group at CAFE CORDIALE (1/19)
With Maurizio Rolli’s Special Band (feat. Dean Brown, Damien Schmidt and Alfredo Trabucco) at THE BLUE WHALE, Downtown LA (1/25)
Recording Session with Carmelo Medina (feat. Alain Caron and Damien Schmidt) (1/27-28)
With Alain Caron’s Group at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (1/29)

FEBRUARY

LADO B CD Mixing begins!!!!!
With Hadrien Feraud’s Band (featuring Nikki Gonzalez and Gary Novack) at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (2/4)
With Bob McChesney and Calabria Foti at CATALINA JAZZ & GRILL, Hollywood, CA (2/7)
With Carlos Fischer’s Group at CASA ARJONA, Long Beach, CA (2/14)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (early set 6:30p) (2/21)
With Dayren’s Santamaria Latin Jazz Group (CD Release Concert0 at CATALINA JAZZ & GRILL, Hollywood, CA (2/24)

MARCH

Drum Day Special faculty Concert at USC Downtown LA, CA (3/1)
With Jaime Valle’s Group, featuring Alex Acuña at LA JOYA ATHENEUM, La Joya, CA (3/6)
With Carl Saunders Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (3/7)
With Aaron Serfaty’s Trio (Concert & Master Class) at Newbury Park Highschool, Newbury Park, CA (3/14)
Abjudicating Combos Ensembles at Newbury Highschool Jazz festival, Newbury Park, CA (3/14)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (early set 6:30p) (3/21)
Duet with David Arnay at PARKWAY GRILL, Pasadena, CA (3/27)

APRIL

With Hadrien Feraud’s Band (featuring Nikki Gonzalez and Gary Novack) at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (4/1)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (early set 6:30p) (4/3)
Chris Mello Memorial Tribute Concert (featuring Aaron Serfaty, Eliseo Borrero and Roberto Montero) at EL CAMINO COLLEGE, Hawthorne, CA (4/10)
Recording for Farias Productions (4/11)
With Aaron Serfaty’s Band “Aaron’s B’Day Celebration” at THE BLUE WHALE, Downtown LA, CA (4/17)
With Jimmy Branly’s Quartet at MAMBO’S CAFE, Burbank, CA (4/21)
Solo Piano at CHOPHOUSE, Pasadena, CA (4/22)
With Carl Saunders Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (4/25)

MAY

Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (early set 6:30p) (5/1)
Conducting Vikki Carr’s Band, Las Vegas, NV (5/2)
LADO B CD Project Photo Session with Gyggy Planchart (5/6)
Tracking Session for Diana Franco’s Debut Album “I Believe in You” (5/8 – 5/9)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (early set 6:30p) (5/9)
Tracking Session for Diana Franco’s Debut Album “I Believe in You” (5/12)
Appearance as Guest of Saugus Highschool Jazz Band, Santa Clarita, CA (5/13)
Mixing Session Diana Franco’s Debut Album “I Believe in You” with Jimmy Branly (5/15)
With Kleber Jorge’s Brazilian Band at PRIVATE EVENT, Beverly HIlls, CA (5/16)
Tracking Session for Diana Franco’s Debut Album “I Believe in You” (5/18)
Recording Session with Nando Raio (5/19)
Additional Guitar Trio (feat. Bruce Forman) Tracking Session for Diana Franco’s Debut Album “I Believe in You” (5/21)
Programmin Session with Scott Kinsey (5/21)
Tracking Session for Diana Franco’s Debut Album “I Believe in You” (5/22)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (early set 6:30p) (5/23)
Final Mixing Session for Diana Franco’s Debut Album “I Believe in You” (5/25)
Recording Session for Farias Productions (5/27)
Mastering Session for LADO B Brazilian Project Debut Album at Universal Mastering with Peter Doell, Studio City, CA (5/29)
With Julie Kelly’s Quartet at LACMA, Los Angeles, CA (5/29)

JUNE

SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH BILLY COBHAM & SPECTRUM 40 Tribute Band (Chile, Uruguay, Argentina) (6/2 – 6/15)
Solo Piano at CHOPHOUSE, Pasadena, CA (6/17)
Otmaro Ruiz’s Quartet at LACMA, Los Angeles, CA (6/19)
Recording Session with Marcel Camargo (6/20)
Duet with John Belzaguy at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (early set, 6:30p) (6/27)
OT’s BIRTHDAY!!!!! (6/27)

JULY

TOUR IN ITALY WITH MAURIZIO ROLLI’S “CALIFORNIA DREAM BAND” (featuring Damien Schmidt and Manuel Trabucco) (7/2 – 7/9)
Recording Session (Vocals) with Rebecca Del Rio (7/12)
Recording Session for Farias Productions (7/14)
Recording Session (Vocals) for John Peña’s Productions (7/16)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (early set 6:30p) (7/17)
With Kay Palmer’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (7/18)
Duet with Trey Henry at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (early set 6:30p) (7/24)
Tracking Sessions for Marco Renteria’s Debut Album (feat. Jimmy Branly) (7/27 – 7/30)
With Gina Kronstadt’s Band at E-SPOT, Studio City, CA (7/30)

AUGUST

Conducting Vikki Carr’s Band in Monterrey, Mexico (8/9 – 8/10)
Acoustic Trio with Catina DeLuna and Nick Mancini (opening set 7:30p) at THE E-SPOT, Studio City, CA (8/16)
With Wes Ritenour’s Band, Guests Lee Ritenour and Paulinho DaCosta at VIBRATO, Bel Air (8/16)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO, Bel Air, CA (early set 6:30p) (8/21)
Listening Party LADO B CD Release (TBA) (8/23)
With Alex Acuña, Nestor Torres and Oscar & Ramon Stagnaro in Lima, Peru (8/29)
Master Class in Lima, Peru (TBA) (8/30)

SEPTEMBER

With NOBRESIL at Levitt Pavillion, Pasadena, CA (9/6)
With Damjan at ALVA’S SHOWROOM, San Pedro, CA (9/12)
With Paula Santoro at THE BLUE WHALE, Downtown LA, CA (9/16)
With Catina DeLuna and LADO B at Brazilian Consulate, LA, CA (9/17)
With Paula Santoro at ALVA’S SHOWROOM, San Pedro, CA (9/18)
With Jimmy Haslip and Friends, PRIVATE EVENT, Pacific Palisades, CA (9/27)

OCTOBER

With LADO B Release Concert at THE BLUE WHALE, Downtown LA, CA (10/22)
Double Project Recording Session with Akira Jimbo at Tritone Studios, Burbank, CA (10/26 – 10/31)

NOVEMBER

With LADO B Release Concert at ALVA’S SHOWROOM, San Pedro, CA (11/7)

2014

JANUARY

With Lee Riteneour’s Group and Special Solo Appearances at Tahiti (Concerts/Master Classes), French Polynesia (1/15 – 1/20)
Recording Session for Gabriela Anders (1/29)

FEBRUARY

With Bob Sheppard’s Quartet (Special Private Performance) (2/2)
Duet with Tom Warrington at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (2/7)

MARCH

With Lee Riteneour’s Group (East Coast Dates):
-Venue TBA, Sellersville, PA (3/5)
-BLUES ALLEY, Washington DC (3/6 – 3/9)

With Alex Acuña, John Peña and Larry Koonse at CATALINA’S Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA (3/27)

MAY

With Catina DeLuna & LADO B at ALVA’S SHOWROOM, San Pedro, CA (5/3)
With Catina DeLuna & LADO B at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo, CA (5/8)
With Lee Riteneour at One World Theater, Austin, TX (5/9)
With Jimmy Haslip and Maury Baker Trio (Private Performance) (5/10)
With Lee Riteneour’s Band at Yogyakarta, Indonesia (5/15)
With Calabria Foti and Bob McChesney, Fullerton, CA (5/22)
Duet with Tom Warrington at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (5/24)
Otmaro Ruiz’s Quartet at LACMA JAZZ SERIES, Los Angeles, CA (5/16)

JUNE

With Gina Kronstad at VITELLO, Studio City, CA (6/12)
With Jimmy Haslip’s Quartet at Small Wonders Foundation Benefit (Hollywood) (6/14)
With Nick Mancini’s Group at LACMA, Los Angeles (6/20)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (6/21)
THE BIG B’DAY PARTY !!! – PART ONE (6/27)
THE BIG B’DAY PARTY !!! – PART DEUX (6/29)

JULY

Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (7/5)
With Hadrian Feraud’s Band at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City (7/9)
With Don Radder’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (7/10)
The Otmaro Ruiz /Jimmy Branly Concert (with special guests: Alex Acuña and Ramon Stagnaro), ALVA’S SHOWROOM, San Pedro, (7/11)
Recording Session for Nicky Gonzalez (Prod. Hadrien Feraud) (7/18)
With Calabria Foti and Bob McChesney, Chatsworth (7/19)
With Dayren Santamaria’s Latin All Stars (feat. Jimmy Branly, Rigoberto Lopez, Candy Sosa and Ramon Stagnaro) PRIVATE CONCERT (7/20)
Recording Session for Catina DeLuna & Lado B (feat. Larry Koonse, Edwin Livinston & Aaron Serfaty) Santa Clarita (7/21 – 7/23)
With Nick Mancini’s Quartet at Crowne Plaza LAX Jazz Series (7/24)
KEYBOARD MADNESS at THE BAKED POTATO, featuring Mitch Forman, Jeff Babko and Steve Hass (drums) (7/25)
Rehearsal with Ruben Blades and LA Philharmonic (Walt Disney Hall, Downtown LA) (7/28)
With Ruben Blades and LA Philharmonic (Gustavo Dudamel Cond.) at HOLLYWOOD BOWL (7/29)
Recording Session for Catina DeLuna & Lado B (with Guest Nick Mancini) Santa Clarita (7/30)
With Dayren Santamaria’s Latin All Stars (feat. Jimmy Branly, Rigoberto Lopez, Candy Sosa and Ramon Stagnaro) Santiago Canyon College (7/31)

AUGUST

With NOBRESIL at Casa Arjona (Long Beach) (8/2)
Recording Session for Catina DeLuna & Lado B (with Guest Bob Sheppard) Santa Clarita (8/4)
With Jimmy Branly’s Quartet (feat. Chris Colangelo and Bob Sheppard) MAMBOS, Burbank (8/7)
With Carl Saunders’ Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (8/8)
With Bob Sheppard Quartet – Private Event
With Hadrian Feraud’s Band (feat. Gary Novak, dr) at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City (8/12)
With Calabria Foti and Bob McChesney at STEAMERS, Fullerton, CA (8/14)
With Aaron Serfaty’s Quartet and Catina DeLuna & Lado B (Double Bill) at LAMA, Pasadena (8/20)
With Lee Riteneour’s Band at Vancouver, WA (8/23)
With Bob Sheppard’s Quartet at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (8/29)

SEPTEMBER

Duet with Roberto Montero – Private Event (9/6)
With Lee Ritenour & Michael Paulo. Hawaii (9/13)
With Hadrien Feraud and Nikki Gonzalez’s Band at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (9/17)
With Lee Ritenour’s Band at Long Beach BMW, Long Beach, CA (9/20)
With Renee Toledo at MAMBO’s, Burbank, CA (9/23)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire, CA (9/27)
With Jaime Valle’s Band (feat. Alex Acuña, Rene Canacho, Alan Phillips and special guest Claudio Roditi) at SOKA University, OC, CA (9/28)

OCTOBER

With Isaias Elpes’ Band at MAMBO’s, Burbank, CA (10/7)
Duet with Jenna Mammina – Private Event (10/9)
Special Guest Appearance with GUACO at Santa Ana Performing Arts Center, OC, CA (10/10)
With Calabria Foti and Bob McChesney’s Quartet at All Saints Church Jazz Vespers, Pasadena, CA (10/12)
With Jimmy Branly’s Quartet at MAMBO’s, Burbank, CA (10/16)
With NOBRESIL at CATALINA’s, Hollywood, CA (10/20)
Double Recording Session with Akira Jimbo (Covers Project and Originals). (10/21 -10/25)
Special Concert with Alex Acuña, Bob Sheppard, Chris Colangelo at CASA ARJONA, Long Beach, CA (10/25)
Video Session with Laura Stincer’s Band (10/29)

NOVEMBER

With Howie Shear’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (11/1)
Recording Duet with Heli Orsini (11/2)
With Kevin Eubanks’s Band at CALIFORNIA PLAZA, Downtown LA (11/2)
Recording Session with Dennis Beck (11/3)
Recording Session with Gabriela Cartulano (Prod. Euro Zambrano) (11/5)
Duet with Chris Colangelo at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire, CA (11/8)
With Carl Saunders’ Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (11/14)
Otmaro Ruiz’ Trio – Private Event (11/15)
SAINT OTMARO’S DAY!!!….. don’t mess with me today!!!… 😉 (11/16)
Recording Session with Nando Raio (11/18)
With Marco Renteria’s Band at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (11/19)
Recording Session with Nando Raio (11/21)
With Jimmy Branly’s Trio (feat. John Belzaguy) at MAMBO’s, Burbank, CA (11/25)
Recording Session with Nando Raio (11/26)
EPIC VOCAL RECORDING SESSION / COOK OUT PARTY for Catina DeLuna’s Project (11/29)
With Gina Kronstadt’s Band at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (11/30)

DECEMBER

With Laura Harrison’s Jazz Vocal Groups at CYPRESS COLLEGE, Cypress, CA (12/5)
Otmaro Ruiz / Jimmy Branly Double Bill (feat. Sezin Ahmet Turkmenoglu and Larry Koonse) at ALVA’s SHOWROOM (12/6)
With NOBRESIL at Central Ave. Music Festival, Downtown LA (12/7)
Juries at USC (12/8)
Cornell School of Music Students Fusion Combo final recital (Otmaro Ruiz) at SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY, San Fernando, CA (12/10)
Session with Steve Loza (prod. Michael O’Neill) (12/12)
With Jimmy Branly’s Quartet at MAMBO’s, Burbank, CA (12/16)
With Bob McChesney’s Quartet at VITELLO’s, Valley Village, CA (12/17)

2013

JANUARY

Duet with John Belzaguy at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (1/4)
With Julie Kelly’s Band at HOME, Beverly Hills (1/11)
With the Bob McChesney’s Quartert at Jazz Vespers First Unitarian Church, Santa Monica (1/13)
Duet with John Belzaguy at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (1/22)
With Alex Acuña & The Unknowns (Reunion) at NAMM Show (Sabian Party), Anaheim (1/25)
Lecture with Tierney Sutton – Art of the Duo at LAMA, Pasadena (1/28)
Recording Session for Michael Bublé at East West Studios, Hollywood (1/30 – 31)

FEBRUARY

Duet with Tom Warrington at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (2/2)
With Cornel School of Contemporary Music’s Faculty / Concert Celebration of Chinese New Year at PASADENA CIVIC AUDITORIUM (2/3)
Recording Session with Producer Hussein Jiffry (2/8)
With Brandon Fields’ Quartet at VIBRATO (late set), Bel Aire (2/16)
With Alex Acuña & The Unknowns (Reunion) at CATALINA BAR & GRILL, Hollywood (2/20)
Duet with John Belzaguy at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (2/22)
Guest Jury at SPOTLIGHT AWARDS, Dorothy Chandler Pavillion – Music Center. Downtown LA (2/23)
Solo Performance at VIBRATO (6:30p – 10:30p), Bel Aire (2/24)

MARCH

With Carl Saunder’s Quartet at VIBRATO (late set), Bel Aire (3/8)
Duet with Tom Warrington at VIBRATO (early set), Bel Aire (3/9)

FRANK GAMBALE’S NATURAL HIGH TRIO EUROPE TOUR

MARCH 18 BOLOGNA (Italy) Bravo Caffe’ http://www.bravocaffe.it/
MARCH 19 MILANO (Italy) Blue Note http://www.bluenotemilano.com/
MARCH 20 ISTANBUL (Turkey) Salon Iksv http://www.kodmuzik.com/
MARCH 21 STOCKHOLM (Sweden) Fasching JazzKlubb http://www.fasching.se/
MARCH 22 PRAGUE (Czech Rep) Agharta Jazz Centrum http://www.agharta.cz/
MARCH 23 TRUTNOV (Czech Rep) Uffo Společenské Centrum http://www.jazzninec.cz/
MARCH 24 OSTRAVA (Czech Rep) Klub Parník http://www.klub-parnik.cz/
MARCH 29 DUBAI (United Arab Emirates)

APRIL

OTMARO RUIZ & 4-LATINO ITALY TOUR (Solo and Guest Performances 4-LATINO)
APRIL 10 MANTOVA – TBA (Masterclass)
APRIL 11 PESCARA – (Quartet)
APRIL 12 FERRARA – (Quartet)
APRIL 13 PESCARA – (Solo Piano)
APRIL 14 ROME – (Trio)

MAY

With Brandon Field’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (5/3)
With Carl Saunders’ Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (5/4)
Juries at USC (5/6)
With Catina DeLuna & LADO B BRAZILIAN PROJECT at VITELLO’S (Studio City) (5/15)
Shepherd University Student Recital (5/16)
With Pat Senatore’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (5/17)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set) Bel Aire (5/18)
With Jimmy Branly’s Latin Fusion Quartet at MAMBO’S CAFE, Burbank, CA (5/23)
With “Fish to Birds” Improv Vocal Group at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo, CA (5/28)
Otmaro Ruiz’s Trio at EMERITUS COLLEGE, Santa Monica, CA (5/30)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set) Bel Aire (5/31)

JUNE

At VIBRATO, Bel Aire (leader TBA) (6/1)
Recording Session (Video) for STAR JAMZ, Prod. Tom Emmi (6/2)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set) Bel Aire (6/7)
With Jimmy Branly’s Latin Fusion Quartet at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (6/9)
With Brandon Field’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (6/15)
Start Recordig Project DRUMX (Prod. Otmaro Ruiz) at OTMATIK SOUND Studios, Santa Clarita (6/19)
Recording Session with Luz Casal (Prod. Eumir Deodato) at EastWest Studios, Hollywood, CA (6/20-21)
Recording Session with Bob McChesney (6/25)
Recordig Project DRUMX (Prod. Otmaro Ruiz) at OTMATIK SOUND Studios, Santa Clarita (6/26)
With Pete Christlieb’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (6/29)

JULY

At VIBRATO, Bel Aire (leader TBA) (7/5)
At VIBRATO, Bel Aire (leader TBA) (7/6)
With Arturo Sandoval Symphonic Works at Salt Lake, UT (7/13)
With Bob McChesney’s Band at VITELLO’S, Studio City, CA (7/18)
With Jimmy Branly, Jimmy Haslip, Luis Conte & Katisse Buckingham’s Latin Fusion Project at VITELLO’S, Studio City, CA (7/19)
Recording Session with Ramon Stagnaro for DrumX Project (7/21)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (early set 6:30p – 8:30p) (7/26)
Two Piano Improv Set with Rick Olson at ALVA’S SHOWROOM (San Pedro) (7/28)
Recording with Aaron Serfaty for DrumX Project (7/29 – 31)

AUGUST

Guest Artist at Silverlake Conservatory Summer Camp (8/1)
With Doug Webb’s Band at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City (8/4)
Mixing DrumX Project with Jimmy Branly (8/5)
With Lado B Brazilian Project Featuring Catina DeLuna at USC Town & Gown (Private Event)
With Danny Jancko’s Band at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (8/10)
With Kristin Korb’s Trio at Descanso Gardens, Pasadena (8/15)
With Brandon Fields’ Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (8/17)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (early set 6:30p – 8:30p) (8/24)
With Nolan Shaheed’s Band at Private Event (8/31)

SEPTEMBER

With Henry Cole. Alex Acuña and Carlitos Del Puerto at THE DRUM CHANNEL, Oxnard, CA (9/4)
With Israel Varela’s Trio in Tijuana, Mexico (9/13)
With CLAVE REPORT (Feat. Jimmy Branly, Katisse Buckingham, Jimmy Haslip and Luis Conte) at VITELLO’S, Studio City, CA (9/19)
With Israel Varela’s Trio at ALVA’S SHOWROOM, San Pedro, CA (9/20)
Recording Session with Israel Varela and Abe Laboriel (9/21)

OCTOBER

With LADO B (Feat. Catina DeLuna, Aaron Serfaty, Edwin Livingston, Larry Koonse and Clarice Cast) at VITELLO’S, Studio City, CA (10/9)
Akira Jimbo’s CD Recording Project (Originals-Quartet) Featuring Abe Laboriel & Allen Hinds OCTOBER 22 – 24
Akira Jimbo’s CD Recording Project (Covers-Trio) Featuring Abe Laboriel OCTOBER 24 – 26
With LADO B (Feat. Catina DeLuna, Aaron Serfaty, Edwin Livingston, Larry Koonse and Clarice Cast) at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo, CA (10/18)
With LADO B (Feat. Catina DeLuna, Aaron Serfaty, Edwin Livingston, Larry Koonse and Clarice Cast) at ALVA’S SHOWROOM, San Pedro, CA (10/19)

NOVEMBER

Otmaro Ruiz Free Master Class – SEDE SISTEMA DE ORQUESTAS Caracas, Venezuela (TBA) (11/6)
Otmaro Ruiz Solo Concert / Special Guests – FESTIVAL DE PIANO del SISTEMA DE ORQUESTAS Caracas, Venezuela (11/7)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (early set 6:30 – 9p) (11/15)
With Brandon Fields’ Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (11/16)
With Ashley Maher at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo, Downtown LA (11/20)
With Carl Saunders at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (11/23)
With Brandon Fields’ Group & Strings. Special Private Event, ST. REGIS RESORT & HOTEL Dana Point, CA (11/28)
Duet with John Belzaguy at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (early set 6:30p – 9p) (11/30)

DECEMBER

Faculty Concert at Cornel School of Contemporary Music at Shepherd University, Los Angeles, CA (12/7)
USC Juries (12/9)
With Alex Acuña’s Group, featuring John Peña & Ramon Stagnaro at CATALINA BAR & GRILL (12/19)
With Arturo Sandoval’s Band in San Francisco, CA (Venue TBA) (12/21)
With Pat Senatore’s Big Band (featuring: Calabria Foti, Bob Mcchesney, Steve Hoftetter, Tom Petersen, Mark Ferber) PRIVATE EVENT (12/25)
With Larry Koonse, John Belzaguy and Mark Ferber at VITELLO’S, Studio City, CA (12/28)

PREVIOUS YEARS

2012

JANUARY

Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (1/6)
USC Starts (1/9)
Open Counseling at Musicians institute (1/13)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (1/21)
USC Auditions (1/21 – 22)
Shepherd University School of Music Starts (1/23)
With Alain Caron’s Band at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City (1/25)
With Sony Holland’s Band at VITELLO’S, Studio City (1/26)
Open Counseling at Musicians Institute (1/27)

FEBRUARY

Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (2/3)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (2/5)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (2/10)
Open Counseling at Musicians Institute (2/10)
With Brandon Fields’ Quartet at VIBRATO (Late Set) Bel Aire (2/11)

MARCH

With Aaron Serfaty’s Quartet, featuring Catina DeLuna at VITELLO’S, Studio City (3/1)
Recording Session for Doc Severinsen (Prod. Jimmy Branly)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (3/10)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (3/14)
With Jose Rizo’s Mongorama (Tribute to Mongo Santamaria) at VITELLO’S, Studio City (3/16)
Recording Session for Kevin O’Neal and Patrice Quinn (3/17)
Recording Session for Producer Jorge Calandrelli (3/18)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (3/24)
With Kevin O’Neal & Patrice Quinn Band at VITELLO’S, Studio City (3/28)
With Pat Senatore’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Late Set) (3/31)

ABRIL

Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (4/4)
With Pat Senatore’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Late Set) Bel Aire (4/7)
With Pat Senatore’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Late Set) Bel Aire (4/14)
Promo Video Shoot for Shepherd University School of Music (4/18)
With Laura Harrison’s Quartet (PRIVATE EVENT) (4/21)
Stanford Jazz Workshop (featuring Ndugu Chancler, Edwin Livinston and Justo Almario) at Stanford, California (4/22-24)
Duet with Nedra Wheeler at ARROYO GRILL, Pasadena (4/27)
Music Workshop at Holly Rosary Catholic Church (Featuring Jimmy Branly, Ramon Stagnaro and Renee Camacho), North Hollywood (4/28)
USC Juries (4/30)
With Grammy Nominee Jazz Vocalist Denisse Donatelli’s Quartet at Palm Springs (Venue TBA) (4/30)

MAY

With Wolfgang Schalk’s Quartet (featuring Mike Valerio and Zach Harmon) at BANG THEATER, Hollywood (5/3)
With Sony Holland’s Band at VITELLO’S, Studio City (5/6)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (5/9)
With Wolfgang Schalk’s Quartet (featuring Mike Valerio and Zach Harmon) at BANG THEATER, Hollywood (5/10)
Duet with Putter Smith at VIBRATO (early Set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (512)
With Jose Rizo’s Mongorama (Tribute to Mongo Santamaria) at BRENTWOOD COUNTRY CLUB (Private Event) (5/18)
With Tina Raymond’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Late Set) Bel Aire (5/19)
Recording Session for Doug Johns (5/19 – 21)
With Aaron Serfaty’s Quartet featuring Catina DeLuna at VITELLO’S, Studio City (5/23)
With Wolfgang Schalk’s Quartet (featuring Mike Valerio and Zach Harmon) at BANG THEATER, Hollywood (5/24)

JUNE

Receiving Honorary Doctorate from Shepherd University (6/2)
With John Daversa’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (6/2)
Duet with John Belzaguy at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (6/3)
Brazilian Ensemble Couching at LAMA, Pasadena (6/4)
With Brian Swartz’s Ensemble and JazzAntiqua Dance Company at NATE HOLDEN THEATER, Los Angeles (6/9)
Brazilian Ensemble Couching at LAMA, Pasadena (6/11)
Duet with Nick Mancini at San Luis Obispo, California (6/16)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (6/22)
With Pat Senatore’s Quartet at VIBRATO (Late Set), Bel Aire (6/30)

JULY

BRAZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL!!!!!!! (7/12 – 30)
Otmaro Ruiz Master Class at JAZZ NOS FUNDOS, Sao Paulo, SP. Brasil (7/27)
Otmaro Ruiz Trio (featuing Edu Ribeiro and Bruno Migoto) at JAZZ NOS FUNDOS, Sao Paulo, SP. Brasil (7/27)
Otmaro Ruiz Trio (featuing Edu Ribeiro and Bruno Migoto) at COMPANHIA SARAU, Campinas, Sao Paulo. Brasil (7/28)

AUGUST

With John Daversa’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (8/4)
With Singer Jackie Ryan at VITELLO’S, Studio City (8/9)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (8/10)
With Melissa Lewis (Private Event) (8/11)
Recording for Jimmy Branly’s Trio New CD Project, featuring Abraham Laboriel (8/13)
With Andy Martin’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (8/17)
With Bob McChesney’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (8/31)

SEPTEMBER

With LADO B (Featuring Catina De Luna, Aaron Serfaty, Edwin Livingston & Joan Pedro Mourao) at ALVA’S, San Pedro, CA (9/22)
Recording Session with Producer Aaron Serfaty / Peter Erskine (9/27 -28)

OCTOBER

With LADO B (Featuring Catina De Luna, Aaron Serfaty, Edwin Livingston & Larry Koonse) at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo (10/5)
Otmaro Ruiiz’s Quartet, featuring Matt Lauer, Gavin Salmon and Dave Robaire at LACMA Jazz Series, Los Angeles (10/12)
With Grammy Nominee Jazz Vocalist Denisse Donatelli’s Quartet (Private Event for LA JAzz Society @ Universal Hilton, Studio City) (10/21)
Double Recording Project for Akira Jimbo (featuring Abraham Laboriel and Allen Hinds) (10/23 – 27)

NOVEMBER

With Dr. Richard Williams Group, featuring Justo Almario at LACMA Jazz Series, Los Angeles (11/2)

2011

JANUARY

Duet with John Belzaguy at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire (1/2)
Otmaro Ruiz’ Quartet at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (with special guests: Ric Fierabracci and Mike Miller) (1/5)
With Peter Erskine, Alex Acuña, Scott Kinsey and Victor Wooten “Tribute to Weather Report” at SAMSON Private Concert, NAMM SHOW, Anaheim, CA (1/14)
With Bunny Brunnel, Chad Wackerman and Mike Miller at CHAMPAGNE & JAZZ, S.I.R. Studios, Hollywood, CA (1/15)
With Alain Caron at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (1/20)
With Chris Colangelo’s Quartet at CHARLIE O’S, Van Nuys, CA featuring Gene Coye & Bob Sheppard (1/25)
With Kevin Yokota’s Quartet at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo, CA (1/28)
Guest Faculty at MI (Musicians Institute), Hollywood, CA (1/31)

FEBRUARY

With Teka at VITELLO’S, Studio City, CA (2/2)
With Bob Sheppard’s Quartet at CHARLIE O’S, Van Nuys, CA (2/3)
With George Harper’s Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (2/4)
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire, CA (2/6)
Guest Faculty at MI (Musicians Institute), Hollywood, CA (2/7)
Otmaro Ruiz’ Quartet at CHARLIE O’S, Van Nuys, CA (2/8)
Duet with Nick Mancini at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo, CA (2/9)
With Maurizio Rolli’s Special US Quartet (featuring Jimmy Branly and Walter Smith III) at ALVA’s SHOWROOM, San Pedro, CA (2/11)
With Zach Harmon’s Trio at THE FOUNDRY, Hollywood, CA (2/12)
With Dave Robaire’s Group at CALARTS, R.O.D, Hall, Valencia, CA (2/13)
Otmaro Ruiz’ Quartet (featuring Jimmy Branly, Walter Smith and Dave Robaire) at VITELLO’S, Studio City, CA (2/17)
With Kellye Gray (and Hamilton Price) at House Concert – Details TBA (2/19)
With Zach Harmon’s Trio at THE FOUNDRY, Hollywood, CA (2/25)
Guest Faculty at MI (Musicians Institute), Hollywood, CA (2/28)

MARCH

With Nick Mancini and Special Guest Vocalist TBA at CATALINA BAR & GRILL, Hollywood, CA (3/2)
Recording Session with Producer Nelsinho Rios (3/7)
Duet with Nick Mancini – Benefit Concert TBA (3/20)
Benefit Concert with Otmaro Ruiz / Joe La Barbera at TAIX. Los Angeles, CA (3/25)
With Ana Robles Band at FIRST & HOPE, Downtown LA, CA (3/26)
With Lynne Fiddmont at KULAK WOODSHED, North Hollywood, CA (3/31)

APRIL
Duet with Pat Senatore at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p). Bel Aire, CA (4/3)
With Ndugu Chancler, Justo Almario and Reggie Hamilton – Stanford Jazz Workshops Tour (4/8 – 4/11)
With Grammy Nominated Vocalist Denisse Donatelli at CHARLIE O’S, Van Nuys, CA (4/14)
With Zach Harmon’s Trio at THE FOUNDRY, Hollywood, CA (4/15)
Otmaro Ruiz’ Quartet (featuring Jimmy Branly, Dave Robaire & Walter Smith III) at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo, CA (4/22)
With Ndugu Chancler, Justo Almario and Reggie Hamilton – FOSHAY LEARNING CENTER, Los Angeles, CA (4/27)
Duet with Nick Mancini at FIRST & HOPE, Downtown LA, CA (4/28)
With Grammy Nominated Vocalist Denisse Donatelli at LACMA, Los Angeles, CA (4/29)
With Zach Harmon’s Trio at THE FOUNDRY, Hollywood, CA (4/30)

MAY

SPECIAL AUDITION DAY (5/2)
USC Juries (5/4)
Otmaro Ruiz’ Group (featuring Jimmy Branly, Dave Robaire and Charles Altura) at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (5/4)
With Bob Sheppard’s Quartet at CHARLIE O’S, Van Nuys, CA (5/5)
With Katisse Buckingham, Greg Swiller and Brian McLaughlin at CELLAR 55, Hollywwod, CA (5/7)
With Dori Amarilio’s Group at THE OYSTER HOUSE, North Hollywood, CA (5/9)
With Katisse Buckingham, Greg Swiller and Brian McLaughlin at CELLAR 55, Hollywood, CA (5/13-14)
With Ndugu Chancler, Justo Almario and Reggie Hamilton – HORACE MANN MIDDLE SCHOOL, Los Angeles, CA (5/25)
Recording Session with Art Jackson (5/17)
Departure to Korea (5/27)

JUNE

Shepherd University Faculty Korean Tour (Performance and Workshop) (5/28 – 6/3)
With Anita Robles at FIRST & HOPE, Downtown LA, CA (6/9)
With Nick Mancini, Greg Swiller and Gavin Salmon at CELLAR 55, Hollywood, CA (6/18)
Duet with Chris Colangelo at RED, WHITE & BLUEZZ, Pasadena, CA (6/22)
With Jimmy Branly and Renee Camacho at DESCANSO GARDENS, La Canada, CA (6/23)

JULY

With Alex Acuña, Bob Sheppard and Dave Robaire at LAMA, Pasadena, CA (7/1)
With Greg Swiller and Brian McLaughlin at CELLAR 55, Hollywood, CA (7/2)
Otmaro Ruiz’s Quartet (featuring Charles Altura, Jimmy Branly and Dave Robaire) at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (7/6)
With Dave Robaire’s Group at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo, CA (7/9)
Grammy Camp @ USC, Los Angeles, CA (7/9 – 7/17)
With Kevin O’Neal and Patrice Quinn at VITELLO’S, Studio City, CA (7/19)
Duet with Tom Warrington at VIBRATO (early set 6:30p – 9p), Bel Aire, CA (7/22)
Recording Session with Louie Cruz Beltran (7/29)
With Murray Middleman’s Quartet at UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, San Marino, CA (7/31)

AUGUST

Duet with Pat Senatore (early set 6:30p – 9p) at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (8/2)
Duet with PAt Senatore (early set 6:30p – 9p) at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (8/6)
Otmaro Ruiz’s Quartet with Dave Robaire, Brian McLaughlin and special guest Bob Sheppard at NOLA’S – A TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS, Downtown Los Angeles, CA (8/10)
With Grammy Nominee Jazz Vocalist Denise Donatelli’s Group at Laguna Jazz Festival (8/11)
With Grammy Nominee Jazz Vocalist Denise Donatelli’s Group at Catalina Island Country Club Jazz Series (8/12)
Otmaro Ruiz’ Quartet with Dave Robaire, Jimmy Branly and Charles Altura at Catalina Island Country Club Jazz Series (8/19)
With Carl Saunders’ Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (8/20)
With Grammy Nominee Jazz Vocalist Denise Donatelli’s Group at DESCANSO GARDENS, La Canada, CA (8/25)
Duet with Pat Senatore (early set 6:30p – 9p) at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (8/26)

SEPTEMBER

Semester Starts!!!…. LONG HOURS of Teaching at USC and Shepherds University School of Music.
Recording Session with Jacobo Calderon (prod). (9/12)
Duet with Tom Warrington (early set 6:30p – 9p) at VIBRATO, Bel Aire, CA (9/16)
Recording Session with Washington Rucker (prod). (9/17)
With Nick Mancini Trio feat: Otmaro Ruiz, ANGEL CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL. Zipper Hall, Coburn School (9/30 @ 8p)

OCTOBER

With Kevin O’Neal & Patrice Quinn (Private Concert) (10/9)
Duet with Putter Smith (early set 6:30p – 9p) at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (10/14)
With Rob Lockart Quartet at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (10/14 @ 9:00p)
With Grammy Nominee Jazz Vocalist Denise Donatelli’s Group at OJAI VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH (10/15 @ 8p)
With Alex Acuña, Abe Laboriel, Justo Almario & Bobby Rodriguez at CATALINA BAR & GRILL 25th Anniversay Concert – other guest artists include: Yellow Jackets, Marcus Miller & Hubert Laws (10/17 @ 8p)
Duet with Putter Smith (early set 6:30p – 9p) at VIBRATO, Bel Aire (10/21)
Recording Session with Washington Rucker (Prod). (10/22) TBA
Recording Session with Nick Mancini (Prod). (10/22)
Dual Recording Sessions (2 different projects TBA) with Akira Jimbo (with Abe Laboriel & Allen Hinds) (10/25 – 10/29)

2010

DECEMBER

Otmaro Ruiz’ Quartet with Special Guests Ric Fierabracci (bs) and Charles Altura (gt) at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (12/1)
With Bunny Brunnel Special Band (featuring Frank Gambale & Simon Phillips) at THE BAKED POTATO, Studio City, CA (12/2 – 3)
With Dave Robaire’s Trio, Private Performance (12/4)
Taping “A Home For The Holidays” Ricky Minor’s House Band (with Melissa Ehteridge, Jimmy Wayne, Nelly, Ricky Martin) (12/7)
Juries at USC (12/8)
Recording Session with Producer Dori Amarilio (12/9)
Nick Mancini & Otmaro Ruiz Duet at LA Percussion Rentals, Santa Clarita, CA (12/9 at 5p)
Nick Mancini & Otmaro Ruiz Duet at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo, CA (12/9 at 9p – Midnight)
Otmaro Ruiz Performance & Master Class at SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Korea Town, CA (12/11)
With Edwin Livingston’s Group at THE BLUE WHALE, Little Tokyo, CA (12/17)
Otmaro Ruiz Quartet (Jimmy Branly, Chris Colangelo and Special Guest Jonathan Dane) at CHARLIE O’S, Van Nuys (12/20)
with Chris Colangelo’s Quartet (featuring Alex Acuña and Benn Clatworthy) at CHARLIE O’S, Van Nuys (12/21)
“A Home For The Holidays” (with Melissa Etheridge, Jimmy Wayne, Nelly, Ricky Martin) Airing Christmas Eve at 8p (12/24)

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