“Arrival brings a relevancy to the umbrella of jazz, which historically incorporates what’s going on at the time and helping the current generation of listeners to relate to new textures, colors, sounds.” Dan Ouellette, DownBeat, ZEALnyc, author of Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes; Bruce Lundvall: Playing by Ear
With a band of Baltimore's Finest:
Mark St Pierre, drums
Greg Hatza, keys
Sheila Ford vocals
Mike Graham, Jr., bass
Special guest Jimmy Wilson
Shea Welsh is a Baltimore born, East Coast raised, Los Angeles transplant guitarist, songwriter and producer. He has logged countless hours as a session player with the industrie's top producers, such as Trickey Stewart on Raven Symone’s recordings, and Daniel Lanois with The Jane Carrey Band. As a sideman he has shared the stage with many of the world’s finest musicians including U2 guitarist The Edge, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, The Police drummer Stewart Copeland, the bands Heatwave and Peaches and Herb, and Duran Duran bassist John Taylor. He can also be heard on many film and television shows including, most recently, The Disney Movie “Cloud 9” and the PBS Show “Coastal California”.
Shea is quite active in the Jazz world, as well. Recent appearances of note include headlining at the 2016 Long Island Jazz & Blues Festival, 2014 and 2015 Panama Jazz Festivals, headlining The 2013 Miami Beach Jazz Festival, and a sold out show at the world famous Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA, March 2014. Shea is currently finishing writing and producing material for Michelle Coltrane’s second record. He is an active sideman in the jazz world with recent performances with Saxophonist Ronnie Laws and The Paul McDonald Big Band to name a few.
Shea has also distinguished himself as an educator. He is a University of Southern California Thornton School of Music Studio/Jazz Guitar faculty member and has written two instructional books for The Alfred Publishing Company: Blues Guitar Lessons Volume I and II.
Tickets: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID