“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee (Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards), The Lao Tizer Band featuring Eric Marienthal & Karen Briggs makes its MoMM debut in support of the band’s new Billboard Jazz Top 10 release, Songs From The Swinghouse. Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer, and “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee (National Smooth Jazz Awards) Lao Tizer, the group also features GRAMMY® winning sax legend Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, The Rippingtons), violinist extraordinaire Karen Briggs (Yanni, Stanley Clarke), GRAMMY®-nominated drummer Gene Coye (Larry Carlton, Terence Blanchard), and GRAMMY®-nominated bassist Ric Fierabracci (Billy Cobham, Blood Sweat & Tears).
Keyboardist and recording artist Lao Tizer (Special EFX, Down To The Bone) captivates audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Lao has been proclaimed "an independent artist with all the right moves" and "a torchbearer for the new generation of contemporary jazz." He has graced the stage at renowned events worldwide alongside artists including Isaac Hayes, Boney James, Zappa Plays Zappa, Wayne Shorter, George Benson, The Commodores, Robin Thicke, The Rippingtons, Bruce Hornsby, Jethro Tull, and Spyro Gyra. Lao's recordings have sold more than 90,000 copies and received acclaim in the industry's most respected publications.