A Taos Native Returns to Headline the Harwood

Saturday, August 25– 7:30 PM  /  Harwood Museum
Lorca Hart Trio

with Josh Nelson, piano Michael Glynn, bass

A joint presentation with the Harwood Museum

Tickets: $20 / $16 for members of Harwood & Taos Jazz Bebop Society  
To reserve tickets, call the Harwood: 575-758-9826

Virtuoso drummer Lorca Hart  has played with Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Jordan, Julian Lage, Ralph Moore, Carmen Lundy, Calvin Keys, Kyle Eastwood, Hugh Masekela, the Clayton Brothers, Anthony Wilson… and many more. Having been born and raised here in Taos, he's a favorite with Taos audiences and loves coming back with his trio.

Pianist Josh Nelson's swinging, melodic touch has made him one of the most sought-after pianists in the US and internationally. Josh was Natalie Cole's pianist for years and he appeared at the Hollywood Bowl with Grace Kelly. In 2006, Nelson was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.

Rounding out the trio is bassist Michael Glynn. Glynn has performed with such jazz legends as Bud Shank, Jon Hendricks, Bobby Shew, Gary Smulyan, Bob Florence and Doug Lawrence in concerts around the United States as well as in Canada, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Oman, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Drummer Lorca Hart grew up in Taos, New Mexico in a musical family. He was exposed to a variety of instruments and musical styles as a child but early on it became clear that the drumset was his passion. In high school he started to perform and focus on Jazz. He attended California Institute of the Arts from 1992-96, studying with Albert "Tootie" Heath, Joe La Barbera, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, and many others.