Kishan Patel Sextet, Gen Z, Vedant Joshi

Kishan Patel Sextet

Kishan Patel is a local LA saxophonist that puts his best foot forward when it comes to diversifying the musical repertoire of his group. Kishan is currently a student at UCLA who strives to make his group the most versatile in any genre of music. The band consists of Alex Smith on drums, who has been a participant and winner of Spotlight at the Music Center, National Young Arts Foundation in LA, and the Shelley Mann LA Jazz Society. Evan Abounassar, a trumpet player who will be attending Manhattan School of Music this coming fall, has participated in bands like the Grammy Band, the Next Generation Jazz Band, and has been a participant and winner at Spotlight LA, Young Arts LA, and the Shelley Mann Jazz Society as well. Chris Palmer plays bass and is currently a student at Manhattan School of Music and has been a winner of the National Young Arts Foundation as well. Cole Riddle is a student at UCLA and a local keyboardist/pianist around the LA area who has participated in Spotlight LA too. John Keek, a multi-instrumentalist, has roots of jazz musicality, has also encompassed elements of Pop, RnB, and Hip Hop in his sound. He has a wide range of influences like Louis Cole, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Donny Hathaway; he has performed with artists like King Krule and Louis Cole. His most recent album, If+When, has been released by him and mixed by Grammy Winner Ben Kane (mixed D’Angelo’s Black Messiah) and has been a popular hit among young adult listeners.

Based out of Los Angeles, Gen Z is a coming together of friends and musical collaborators Diego Briones, Nathan Reyes, and Josh Kindla. Their sound illuminates across the spectrum of musical influences from jazz and soft rock giants Steely Dan and Fleetwood Mac to the funky fusions of Prince, D'Angelo, and even the Bee Gees. Their inaugural EP, Blueberry White takes those influences and melds them into a careful explosion of precise arrangements, risky avant-garde hooks and dream-like lyrics that all produce a soulful, sonic delivery that is uniquely Gen Z.

Vedant Joshi

Vedant Joshi is a Singer/Songwriter and Keyboardist based in Los Angeles and is originally from Mumbai, India. He is currently doing a performance major at Musicians Institute Hollywood. Before moving to LA, he had been performing across India for over 4 years and has performed at major festivals- India Bike Week, The Secret Garden Festival, Kasauli Blues fest and popular venues like Blue Frog, Hard Rock Cafe, High Spirits and The Irish House just to name a few. His band, 'The Pickled Octopii' have toured the country multiple times. His biggest show till date has been at the 'Mirchi Binge Fest' in front of over 8,000 people.
'Rolling Stones India' named Vedant 'one of the top 10 artists from the country under the age of 25'. He has a lot of experience playing in front of huge crowds.
Vedant Joshi- Vocals/Keyboard
Kazuki Tokaji- Guitar
Jungshi Aier- Electric Bass
Karl-Johan Wigander- Drums
Mari Tuuk- Guest Vocals

$12.00

Tickets

  • 9:45 - Kishan Patel
  • 10:35 - Gen Z 
  • 11:45 - Vedant Joshi

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