Wednesday, November 7, 2007

P. Mauriat Sax Clinic with Julius Tolentino

Recording artist Julius Tolentino will demo the highly acclaimed P. Mauriat Saxophones at Sam Ash Music in Torrance on December 8.

Tolentino graduated from the Hartt School of Music and studied with jazz legend Jackie McLean. He has performed with Philip Harper, Antonio Hart, Vanessa Rubin, Cecil Bridgewater, Charlie Persip, Dion Parsons, Eric Reed, Marcus Printup, Craig Handy, Billy Drummond, Wes Anderson, Wycliffe Gordon, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Kevin Mahogany, Christian McBride, Natalie Cole, Cecil Brooks III, Kioshi Kitagawa, Marleena Shaw, and Cyrus Chestnut. In 1999 he joined the highly acclaimed Illinois Jacquet Big Band performing, touring, and recording with the jazz legend for 5 years. Tolentino played on the recording "On The Loose" (Sharp Nine) showcasing the young lions on the New York scene in 2001. His solo debut release "Just the Beginning" (Sharp Nine '05) recieved rave reviews and peaked at #8 on the jazz charts. Since then he has toured all over the US, Europe, South America and the Middle East.

With sophisticated technique and skilled interpretation, Julius Tolentino creates a sound that is unique while also based on tradition. Composer and performer, Tolentino builds a rapport with his audience and strives to produce an authentic portrayal of jazz music.

Sam Ash Music. 19800 Hawthorne Blvd. in Torrance, CA. Free clinic begins at 6pm on Sat. Dec. 8.

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