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LKYM Psychedelic Bluesy Rock in Topanga Canyon
September 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
LKYM featuring Yonatan Elkayam (Vocals, Upright Bass, Harmonica), Léo Costa on Drums(NOT ON THIS GIG), David Urquidi on Baritone Sax and guitarist Adam Zimmon(NOT ON THIS GIG)! Their sound, a unique blend of bluesy rock, accented by the baritone saxophone, is best described as “Tom Waits and Howlin’ Wolf singing Leonard Cohen songs while Mingus plays bass in the band Morphine.”
Each member has worked and performed with some of the industry’s most legendary acts including War, Ziggy Marley, Sergio Mendes and John Cale. Powerful dynamic live show!
“Playing with Yonatan you’re gonna learn something about yourself, and you’re gonna learn something about the musicians you are playing with; you’re gonna push your own boundaries, and you are gonna challenge yourself. It’s gives everyone an opportunity to be themselves and find out what they are capable of, remembering why you are a musician in the first place.”
-Michael Jerome Moore
(Better than Ezra, The Blind Boys of Alabama, John Cale)
$20 OPEN SEATING standing, dancing, garden seating & limited pillow seating based on availability.
$DONATION for FULL MUSICIANSHIP SUPPORT…GTD Chair (for donations above and beyond the 20 bucks)
“Yonatan’s sound is a fresh daring slice of growling haunted jazzy blues rock…he is one of music’s revelations.” – The Huffington Post
YONATAN ELKAYAM: Vocals, Upright Bass, Harmonica
Over the past couple of years his live performances have become a “one of a kind” must see, making him a staple in the LA music scene. His unique blend of psychedelic bluesy rock has been often compared to Tom Waits and Howlin’ Wolf singing Leonard Cohen songs w/ Mingus playing in the band Morphine…Besides writing and performing his new material Yonatan works endlessly as an artist, curator, collaborator, composer, producer, and engineer. He has worked with some of the music businesses finest, from John Cale of The Velvet Underground to War’s Lonnie Jordan courtesy of his work at Radio Recorders.
DAVID URQUIDI: Baritone Sax
If one were to describe the musical career of David Urquidi, it would be definitly be one filled with diversity. Born and raised in the big melting pot that is LA, he began playing at 10. His grandfather, an avid jazz fan, bought him the records of Lester Young, Ben Webster, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges. These recordings had a profound effect on his musical development. Whether it is traveling the world playing with the legendary band WAR, playing with great Jazz and Latin Jazz artists, or leading his own groups, Urquidi feels right at home.
In 2007, Urquidi began an important musical relationship with Lonnie Jordan, the leader of the 70’s supergroup “WAR”. Following the release of his solo album, Jordan hired Urquidi to play with his group called “The Lonnie Jordan WARtet”. Playing original arrangements of jazz standards and WAR repetoire, the WARtet played many concerts in the U.S. and Japan. In 2011, he was invited by Jordan to join the legendary band WAR. He can currently be seen playing saxophone and flute with the band all over the world. When he is not with WAR, Urquidi continues to work with his own groups as well as other artists. These great musicians have helped Urquidi form a diverse knowledge base that forms his musical voice.
As a saxophonist, Urquidi has performed and/or recorded with: WAR, Poncho Sanchez (2003-2005), James Moody, Hugh Masekela, San Diego Symphony, Sheila E., Andy Montanez, Jose Alberto “El Canario”, Average White Band, Taboo (of the Black Eyed Peas), Pete Escovedo Orchestra, FEAR, Fred Wesley, Cano Estremera, Linda Hopkins, Little Willie G., Francisco Aguabella, Lonnie Jordan WARtet, Nestor Torres, Steve Turee, Tiger Army, Jack Johnson, Tevin Campbell, Don Omar, Rico Rodriguez, Leonard Dillon “The Ethiopian”, Ernie Andrews, Joey DeFrancesco, John Santos, Oscar Hernandez, Jimmy Bosch, Oskar Cartaya, Bryan Lynch and numerous others.