BOB SHEPPARD (sax), MARIA PUGA LAREO (vocals), OTMARO RUIZ (piano), CHRIS COLANGELO (bass), STEVE HASS (drums).
Recorded on Friday, August 7, 2020, MUSICIANS AT PLAY presents Sheppards at Nan’s, recorded live in the living room of Grammy Winner and 7 time Emmy Nominee composer, arranger, orchestrator, and songwriter NAN SCHWARTZ, featuring BOB SHEPPARD QUARTET and MARIA PUGA LAREO. They will be performing the best of the American jazz songbook, Brazilian music, and Originals.
Bob Sheppard’s first calling as a jazz saxophonist blankets a striking roster: Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Steely Dan, Herbie Hancock, Mike Stern, Billy Childs, Lyle Mays, Steps Ahead, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Scott Henderson, Peter Erskine, John Beasley, Bob Mintzer, Joni Mitchell, Dianne Reeves, and Natalie Cole among many others. Sheppard’s diverse skills have been highly engaged for decades as a touring and studio musician on an expansive range of recordings and film, including his four solo albums.
Puga Lareo was born and raised in Buenos Aires, a city rich with culture and history, where she started her musical path singing in clubs and theaters and Jazz festivals. She released her first album Body and Soul in 2005 and began performing frequently abroad and in the New York City jazz scene, where she recorded with legendary Eddie Gomez. She performed a duet with noted pianist and composer Bob Telson, “Show Me Your Face,” that featured trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
Presented by Musicians at Play Foundation a 501 (C)(3) non-profit foundation supporting Los Angeles musicians, live music, and music education.
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