Events 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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