First Friday Jazz delivers solid sound

By Sergio Berrueta The Isaias Elpes Group began the First Friday Jazz Concert Series  exhilarating and fast-paced at the S2 Recital Hall this past Friday at East Los Angeles College. The main highlights of the performance were Greg Johnson, sounding off a series of tremendous highs and thrilling lows on the tenor sax, while Jimmy Branly jammed out on the drum kit. With the first song, “Start Again,” the band…

October 15, 2014

David Torres Quintet entertains First Friday Jazz audience

By Danny Vasquez With Latin influences and an upbeat tempo, The David Torres Quintet kicked off the First Friday Jazz series of March with a rhythmic latin flare in the S2 Recital Hall last Friday night. The quintet began the evening’s performance with an upbeat number called “Siempre(Forever),” which brought a dance quality of latin jazz to the quintet and an authentic upbeat vibe from the sounds of percussionist Alfred…

March 6, 2013