DESCRIPTION Gerakos, Trindade &Figueroa- Marcus Gerakos, Julio Figueroa and Wagner Trindade will be performing at Les Amis Restaurant & Lounge on July 27, 2019
Marcus Gerakos has enjoyed an eclectic and busy career in music, from his collaborations with Grammy- Winning percussionist Alex Acuna to his recordings with internationally-known reggae artist Avion Blackmon to performance with Grammy-winning saxophone legend Justo Almario and platinum-selling smooth -jazz pioneer John Klemmer. He has performed in the near and far corners of the world from Canada and Mexico to Central America and the Far East. He has recorded in a variety of settings, including many TV and radio projects. And he has arranged and performed some of the classical guitar’s most demanding literature including the 24 Caprices for solo Violin by Nicolo Paganini, as well as popular songs treated with intricate counterpoint and harmonies reminiscent of pianist Bill Evans. He is recognized by many of his musical peers as one of the finest guitarists in the business.
Julio Figueroa was born in Brazil and is an internationally celebrated Grammy and Latin Grammy award winner. His multicultural background allows him to adapt to any percussive situation, making his a much sought after drummer/percussionist. He can be heard on television, radio, movie soundtracks and jingles such as Coca Cola, Sony, Fox Sports and many more. He has performed both live and in the studio with some of today’s most popular artists including Jennifer Lopez, Jose Feliciano, Michael Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Mathis, Enrique Iglesias, Celia Cruz, Juan Gabriel, Joao Alexandre, Baby do Brasil , Paulina Aguirre and Alex Acuna. As a teacher, he shares his vast knowledge and skills by holding workshops, seminars and classes throughout the world.
Wagner Trindade, originally from Rio de Janiero, Brazil has been working as the Head of Instrumental Studies at Saint Lucia School of Music in Saint Lucia, West Indies. He assisted in coordinating performance opportunities at all levels across the country. Upon completing his Master’s Degree in Music, with an emphasis on Composition/Film Scoring at Western Oregon University, he worked at WOU as an Adjunct Music Instructor and guest lecturer at Mel Brown Jazz Camp. He attended the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, where he specialized in arrangements for Brazilian Popular Music. He has performed in the United States, Brazil and Saint Lucia with artists such as Lizz Wright, Allen Toussaint, Nancy King, Lynn Anderson, Dennis Rollins, Miguel Siso, Claudio Nucci, and Armando Marcal . He is an active musician as well as a collaborative composer. His group, Dialeto Brasileiro won the Brazilian National prize as Best Instrumental group from the Cascavel Jazz Festival.
Be a part of their music journey, hearing the timeless songs of Lennon and McCartney, in their own distinctive style, by attending their concert at Las Amis Restaurant and Lounge, “where friends gather for Lebanese food”. Les Amis has a beautiful indoor and outdoor patio, with a state of the art audio and video system that can be broadcast thoughout multiple areas of the restaurant. Les Amis Restaurant and Lounge located at 128 W. Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832. Reservations highly recommended 714-526-2100
Saturday, July 27, 2019
START TIME 7:30pm
END TIME 10:00pm
Les Amis Restaurant & Lounge
128 W. Wilshire Blvd